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Zach Parise is not only the Devils' captain, but he's a U.S. Olympian and a fan favorite in the NHL.
He's a hard-working player and has scored at least 30 goals five times in his career. This past season, Parise led his team to the playoffs, but they lost in the finals to the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.
Parise will be a free agent on July 1, and many wonder if he will live up to the expectations next season.
Last year, it seemed like Parise would be done with the Devils. They didn't make the playoffs and had a dismal season. However, after their Stanley Cup run, it might be in Parise's best interest to stay in Jersey with Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias.
Either way, Parise will be one of the most sought-out players in the free agency. He brings utter tallent, skill, speed, intensity and leadership to the table, and any team would be improved with the addition of the talented left-winger.