The NHL’s most coveted free agent hasn’t made up his mind quite yet.
Former UND star Zach Parise told a couple of reporters outside of Toronto that he is “taking a step back” to talk over his decision with his family. He didn’t set a timeline on his decision.
The Star Tribune has reported that the Wild are in the mix. Parise confirmed the Devils are in the mix. Other reports indicate that Pittsburgh and Chicago are candidates.
Parise was trending worldwide on Twitter on Monday afternoon and both Zach Parise and #PariseWatch were trending in the United States.
While many are on the edge of their seats waiting for Parise’s decision, it’s not a huge surprise he’s taking a couple of days to make it.
Anyone who has worked with Parise knows he is a logical, thoughtful guy who won’t rush into major decisions. Being that this will be his last major contract and will likely determine how and where he will spend the next decade, he has to be thorough in his decision process.
Soon, we will know whether he’s returning to one of his homes — New Jersey or Minnesota — or if he will be teaming up with one of his Shattuck buddies, Jonathan Toews or Sidney Crosby.