Originally posted on Goon's World  |  Last updated 5/29/12

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 16: Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils looks on during the game against the Atlanta Thrashers at the Prudential Center on October 16, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Check this out, former Fighting Sioux and current New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise is a hot commodity off the ice as well as two reporters almost end up slugging it out over positioning at the press conference. Here is a great description of the incident from via Jill Painter of Inside the Kings, There was a big scrum around Devils winger Zach Parise, and Parise almost had to break up a fight between reporters. The two men were jockeying for position with their tape recorder and microphone, respectively, when one yelled ``Stop it!’’ while Parise was talking. The reporter smacked his notebook against the microphone, then used the spirals to run it down the microphone to impair the sound. Eventually, Parise was hit in the face by the microphone. ``Do we need to start this over?’’ Parise asked the men. If they were wearing gloves, they would’ve dropped them right there. Related articles CSN: Parise mum on his impending free agency
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