Found May 20, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
After that little boondoggle regarding Zach Parise’s father perhaps furthering New York Rangers’ fans desires to see Zach Parise turn turncoat…It’s pretty bloody obvious that, regardless of their obvious loyalty to their current employers, both players can expect to have Brinks trucks backed up to their off-season homes and the rest of their careers very comfortably taken care of on a financial basis by the vast majority of the league’s 29 teams other than their own this summer—with perhaps a little pressure put upon them by their own agents to cash in on both an incredibly thin free agent crop and perhaps the last, best chance to land a “lifetime” contract before they’re wiped out of the next CBA… And the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi figures that if Newsday can get away with treason (and if we are to believe what we read from one Damien Cox, the Devils’ financial issues are much worse than those of the money-bleeding organization in Nashville), Flyers fans can dare to dream,

Zach Parise’s Dad Clarifies Comments

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice, J.P. Parise issued a statement to the reporters that cover the Devils this evening to clarify his comments today in Newsday, which were portrayed to suggest his son, Zach, - the Devils captain – might sign with the Rangers as an unrestricted free agent this summer. “I have to say I was extremely disappointed in how my comments were portrayed...

Parise's Father Backs Off Statements

Looks like the Devils PR department got a hold of Zach Parise's father after his comments suggesting his son would fit in with the Rangers if he signed with them this offseason (via Bergen Record)..."I have to say I was extremely disappointed in how my comments were portrayed in today's newspaper article," J.P. Parise said. "I would never speak for Zach under...

J.P. Parise back tracks on comments

Zach Parise (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I am one of those fans that is holding out hope that former Fighting Sioux forward Zach Parise ends up signing a free agent contract with the Minnesota Wild in the off season and finishes his hockey career in the "State of hockey." After reading after reading J.P. Parise's comments the other day I got to thinking that...

Zach Parise says he likes Torts, a lot…hmmm

Stick to tap to Scully a Blue Seat Blog frequenter for finding this. According to Arthur Staple at Newsday, Zach Parise’s father was asked about Zach’s feelings on John Tortorella. His response: “Zach likes Torts a lot. Zach knows how to work, he doesn’t shy away from the discipline part of it. He’d fit right in there.” Obviously his father was baited a bit there, but...

Wild, NHL players to take part in charity game

ST. PAUL, Minn. Several Minnesota Wild and other NHL players, including New Jersey Devils star Zach Parise, will be part of a charity hockey game on June 20 at Ridder Arena on the University of Minnesota campus. Players currently scheduled to attend include Josh Harding and Nate Prosser from the Wild, Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jamie...

Zach Parise hit on Michael Del Zotto

This is the hit by New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise on New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto that the Rangers head coach John Tortorella took issue with, it would be the hit in the left corner at the 7-8 second mark of the video. It would appear that this series is beginning to heat up and get even more nasty, if that is even possible, the two teams started a game...

Philadelphia Flyers must clear cap space to make changes

The Flyers haven’t ruled defenseman Chris Pronger out for next season, but there little evidence to suggest he will return. Severe post-concussion syndrome threatens to end his NHL career.Should Pronger sit, Philadelphia would gain $5 million in salary cap space once the season begins. That possibility could inspire the Flyers to spend to the cap limit this summer while taking...

Kulfan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland offers a ‘save the date’ notification of Wings’ roster plans

On a day when none other than the Wall Street Journal’s Mike Sieleski quotes the CBC’s Gord Stellick as stating that the Red Wings are going to be the prime suitors for Zach Parise, should he choose to leave New Jersey… One intriguing possibility is the Detroit Red Wings. “He is their guy,” former Toronto Maple Leafs GM Gord Stellick said. “[The Red Wings are] never...

Fantasy Hockey Playoff ONE: Battle Of The Hudson FORE!

  It is Monday already and time for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers. The Rangers are up two games to one after a 3-0 win on Saturday Afternoon that caused the blocked shot issue to ring true once again (20 blocked shots unofficially). There is this feeling that neither team can seem to put together two games...

Devils dominate Rangers to tie series

NEWARK, N.J. - Trailing two games to one, the New Jersey Devils needed to play with a sense of urgency in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference final series with the New York Rangers Monday night. It didn't take long to see that the Devils were ready to dominate their arch enemies in every facet of the game. Zach Parise ended his recent scoring drought with two third-period goals...

Friday Night Open Thread

There is no hockey on tonight, which is a shame. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t some good sports action to watch today. The Yankees (vs. Cincinnati) and Mets (vs. Toronto) are the local teams in action tonight. As for the NBA, it’s Celtics/Sixers and Thunder/Lakers tonight. Use this as your open thread for tonight. Discuss anything from these sporting events to Zach Parise...
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