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Zach Parise is pondering offers from Switzerland

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Zach Parise of the New Jersey Devils speaks with the media following the NHLPA press conference at Marriott Marquis Times Square on September 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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While fans in Minnesota are champing at the bit to see Zach Parise don a Wild sweater and try to lead their team to glory, the lockout has him exploring alternatives.

Michael Russo of The Star-Tribune spoke with Parise and finds out he’s got offers from teams in Switzerland he’ll make a decision soon should this weekend’s meetings take a turn for the negative.

“Keeping our fingers crossed,” Parise said. “I think every one’s still in a holding pattern waiting to see where this is going, but at some point, you have to worry about yourself and make sure you’re ready to play.”

Parise isn’t itching to leave for Switzerland, but when it comes down to it, if it’s not looking like a new CBA is going to be hammered out, he’ll have his choice of teams to sign with. That sounds an awful lot like how Parise’s summer of free agency went.