If you're one of those NHL hockey fans hoping that a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached before the start of the 2012-13 season, new Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise probably would tell you not to get your hopes up.
"I think the '04-'05 season is still pretty fresh in everyone's minds, and now we find ourselves in the same position," Parise said after a workout in St. Louis Park on Tuesday, Aug. 26. "It's not good for the game. It's not good for anyone. We're ready to play. We want to play. But (NHL commissioner) Gary (Bettman)'s pretty adamant about his third lockout of his tenure."
Parise's comments were picked from a feature done by The Pioneers Press' Ben Goessling that focused on the winger and his new Wild teammates, including Cal Clutterbuck, who're willing to wait on a new deal.
"We want to play in a system that's fair for both sides," Clutterbuck said. "We're not asking to get 100 percent of everything. We're just trying to make a compromise. As long as we're in the right system, I think it's important for us to get it right this time, so we don't have to be in this situation ever again."
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