Minnesota Wild star Zach Parise, who is throwing ideas around about having a charity game in October, says he has an opportunity to play for a team he wouldn't disclose in Switzerland and he will make that decision soon if the labor meetings this weekend appear to go nowhere.
"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." If he leaves before the charity game, he said the show can still go on, but it may be without him. Players today said that if talks this weekend go nowhere, they can see a flood of guys going overseas.