Former New Jersey Devil left wing Zach Parise signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Minnesota Wild after the 2012 season ended.
Veteran goaltender Martin Brodeur still regrets seeing the Devils lose Parise, and says his contract should have been locked up years earlier.
"When you know you have an athlete that is going to be a game breaker and he’s going to be one of the top players available and the rules are free agency comes a lot younger than it used to, you have to make commitments," said Brodeur, according to NorthJersey.com. “Steven Stamkos etc., they don’t wait. They get them done. And we let him walk to free agency."