OT: NHL free agency begins WINGS UPDATE

Submitted by TheDirtyD on July 1st, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Red Wings signed: Former Maple Leafs goalie Jonas Gustavsson to a two year 3mil deal. EDIT: Detroit has now signed Damien Brunner High scoring fast Swiss forward to a 1yr 2way deal. Babcock thinks he is a top 6 foreword right now. Mikael Samuelson Two years 3mil per season a full no trade clause is in his deal Jordin Tootoo 3 years 1.9 mil per season Parise and Suter remained un-signed Parise twitter says he has made a decision and will decide tomorrow Suters agent says he is un-decided

Comments

Stike A Pose

July 1st, 2012 at 2:23 PM ^

FWIW, I read Suter isn't having face to face meetings, and now Parise is only taking offers over the phone.

This is coming from random blogs so I wouldn't read too much into it.  Could be true, could be bogus.

BOX House

July 1st, 2012 at 2:23 PM ^

I like the way the Wings started off the free agency period. Monster will push Jimmy Howard to be better and at the very least provide a reliable backup so Jimmy doesn't have to play night in and night out. 

I think this might be an indication that Brodeur or Luongo could be headed to Toronto. 

clarkiefromcanada

July 1st, 2012 at 5:35 PM ^

I think Luongo might happen to Toronto (though Burke is pretty obsessive about not signing players who have long term back end loaded deals...it's a philosophical thing with him, it seems). Problem for that happening, also, is that Vancouver is asking more than Luongo is worth at this point of his career versus his cap numbers. 

I think you might see Toronto more likely acquire Tim Thomas for a bag of pucks (or potentially bring up Ben Scrivens who is probably the real deal). 

Avant's Hands

July 1st, 2012 at 6:55 PM ^

I concur. The Devils never get to keep their nice things (Marty aside). They finally lock up Kovy long-term and now we have a chance to keep Parise with him and Elias. Let us have this.

bacon1431

July 1st, 2012 at 4:05 PM ^

Saw on another board that the Wild and Flyers have offered Parise a 13 year 80-90 mil contract. Similar one offered to Suter as well.

Lionsfan

July 1st, 2012 at 4:59 PM ^

Some interesting news. Darren Dreger, the TSN lead, is saying that Carolina, Detroit, and NYR are the strongest teams in play for Rick Nash, with Carolina pushing the hardest.

Skiptoomylou22

July 1st, 2012 at 5:10 PM ^

@DetroitRedWings: The Red Wings have signed RW Damien Brunner to a one-year contract

@DetroitRedWings: Brunner spent the past four seasons with EV Zug in Switzerland recording 190 points (78G-112A) in 167 games played.

Jmilan

July 1st, 2012 at 5:51 PM ^

Per Bob McKenzies twitter Parise is down to a select few teams and is supposed to decide tomorrow also a side note per Dan Rosens twitter the Wings are supposedly close to landing Suter.

Lionsfan

July 1st, 2012 at 7:02 PM ^

Where did he say that? I checked his Twitter, and he's been saying no teams specifically.

When Hockey Buzz Eklund tweeted this:

McKenzie was quick to tell him:

At this point I think the Wings are out, but those teams aren't final yet

Clarence Beeks

July 1st, 2012 at 7:19 PM ^

This is what I saw:

@TSNBobMcKenzie: Wild, Flyers, Penguins, Hurricanes & Devils are on Parise's short list.

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie

@SpectorsHockey never said Carolina.

Spector's Hockey ‏@SpectorsHockey

@TSNBobMcKenzie Sorry about that, scratch the Hurricanes, not on Parise's list.

JimLahey

July 1st, 2012 at 6:24 PM ^

 

Edit. I'm going to revisit this in a few hours, I'm going to be talking to some people from the Spits tonight and see what they have to say.