Jim Matheson of the Edmonton journal speculates the Red Wings would like Parise. They can sign Zach for 5 years at a $8.25 million cap hit.
While that's all nice and dandy don't you think it's a bit out of character for the Wings to try to do that? The Red Wings are sadly a perfect fit for Zach. They're a contender and have plenty of money. I see in my head Datsyuk extending his career into his 40's centering Zetterberg and Parise.
The Wings are in the running if Zach makes it to July 1st without a contract. Another thing is I have a feeling Lou would know by the 2012 NHL Entry Draft if Zach will sign or not. Then I think Lou may ship him out at the draft. I can't possibly see the Wings dealing for him at the draft.