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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>slapshot723</b></div><div>Elite? Eh, close but no. He's a strong top-pairing defenseman, but he's missing that IT factor that Doughty has to make him... Doughty. I love Pulock, he's extremely underrated around here. This contract is ridiculous, as is Toews' here.

<strong>I don't agree. The rumors of Parise-for-Ladd came out after Pageau was acquired. It's probably a different deal than what was originally proposed in February, but I think it's still possible.</strong></div></div>

The rumor came out after the trade but it sounds like the trade talks with the Wild were happening around the same time as the Senators. The Sens were just able to get the deal done first. Here's the Wild's beat writer (the person who reported the potential Parise trade initially), Michael Russo, on more details of the trade a couple days after the deadline. He does say it's his guess, but typically when he says stuff like this he isn't blowing smoke (as an example he says he guesses Bellows was involved in the trade but then goes on to say he had sources telling him Bellows was involved in the Koivu portion of the trade talks).

<a href="https://share.transistor.fm/s/587f3cff" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Talk starts around 5:00 and end around 8:50</a>. There's more talk after 8:50 but the meaty portion is in that timeframe.

Could a trade still happen? Maybe, but based off of what Russo said I think the Islanders were more interested in Koivu to help their center depth than Parise. And it doesn't make a ton of sense for us cap-wise to move a retained Parise for Ladd.
Forum: Armchair-GMWed at 2:18 pm