J.P Parise, father of Devils' captain Zach Parise, talked about Zach's contract situation while the team was in Minnesota.
J.P had this to say, "Money will be a factor, of course. But he likes to win, he likes to have a chance, he likes to compete. ... That's why he decided to accept a one-year contract. He wants to see where (the Devils) are heading, what kind of players they have. They have acquired some good young players. He's not going to rush into anything. He'll take his time, analyze the whole thing.''