The NHL regular season is getting shorter, and the trading deadline is less than two weeks away.
Zach Parise is an unrestricted free agent for New Jersey this year, and speculation is that the Devils might deal him if they feel they can't sign him. He's said over the months he wants to stay—but he wants to win a Stanley Cup, too.
"It's the same as every player's priority. You just want the best chance to win. You want to win, " Parise said earlier this month at nj.com. "I've said a hundred times before I love playing here. I hope nothing changes."
Odds are it won't happen by the deadline on Feb. 27, especially with New Jersey still in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race—but it could occur by late June, after perhaps one last playoff run, before Parise becomes a free agent on July 1.
One thing is sure—if Parise, who could stand to earn as much as $9 million next season, is destined to go somewhere else, there'll be no shortage of suitors. Here's a look at at least some of them, in no particular order, with some spots more likely than others...