Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Parrish Not Wild About Minnesota

On Tuesday, Mark Parrish was placed on waivers, with the likely intention to be bought out by the Minnesota Wild, if he is to clear them by Noon ET on Wednesday. Surprisingly, Parrish still has three years left on his contract, which have a cap hit of $2.65 million a piece. By Wednesday afternoon, Parrish was indeed bought out by the Wild and had become an unrestricted free agent.

Parrish played in 66 games for the Wild last season, which was injured for eight of those games missed and was a healthy scratch for the remainder. In those 66 games, he scored 16 goals and added 14 assists, but it was his ice-time that was a concern. You could assume that Parrish had some troubles with head coach, Jacques Lemaire, and would welcome a change of pace, but he had been playing in Minnesota for two seasons now, after signing a 5-year deal with the team to bring him to the State of Hockey.

Parrish's value may have diminished some, but there could very well be a few teams knocking on his door for his services, but it will be more interesting to see how much they'll pay for him.

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