NHL Trade Rumors: What Could the Detroit Red Wings Offer for Zach Parise?

Katie DayCorrespondent IJanuary 3, 2012

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 08: Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils  in action against the Ottawa Senators during their game on December 8, 2011 at The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Red Wings finished 2011 with a shutout and a 12-game winning streak at home. In the month of December, the Wings outscored their opponents 54 to 36. Recently, scoring hasn't been an issue as it had been earlier in the season.

Even so, they will still have their dry spells. It never hurts to take on another hot scorer, especially one that's on fire for the New Jersey Devils: Zach Parise

The left wing/center player is negotiating a contract extension, and if it gets down to it, the Devils may look into trading him. The Red Wings may have to be aggressive in order to get him, and it could be worth it for them.

Recently, Parise has been playing strongly and finding the goal. He scored eight of his 13 goals in the month of December. 

Acquiring Parise might be what the Red Wings need to keep their scoring momentum alive as they reach the end of the season and the playoffs. He is one of the best Devils player that can score.

What should the Red Wings offer to the Devils in order to obtain Parise?

New Jersey has been having problems with power plays this year, both on defense and offense. A good solid trade would be a center for a center.

The Red Wings could offer Jiri Hudler to the Devils. In 2009, Hudler signed a two-year contract with the Wings for a salary of $2.875 million. He is great on the power plays. 

Trading Hudler may not be enough, though. The Wings could also offer the Devils a first-round draft pick in 2012 and possibly a third-round pick in the 2013 draft.

Is this a trade that is worth it for Detroit?

Zach Parise is looking to get paid at least $5 million in a lengthy deal. Can the Wings even afford to pay him? They cannot afford to trade more than one player for Parise, especially at a time when the team is clicking so well together.

They could offer more for Parise, but even if the Wings acquire him and another player from the Devils, Parise may prove to cost too much money.