Is Parise stalling so Devils can get money?

Read of the day by Mike Colligan over at the Hockey Writers. Mike wonders if the Devils are stalling Parise. [ Hockey Writers ]

This is purely speculation, but as the process drags on, is it possible the Devils could be asking Parise to stall his decision in an attempt to secure a last-minute resolution to the debt concerns?

The free agent market has come to a screeching halt around the league as teams and player representatives wait for the Parise situation to play itself out.

This almost makes too much sense. There are a bunch of reports that the Devils are basically guilting Parise into staying. So maybe he is giving the Devils a last chance to come up with the cash.

The plot thickens.