Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/20/14

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 22: Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Montreal Canadiens during their NHL game at the Prudential Center on January 22, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Canadiens defeated the Devils 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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 in today’s newspaper article,” J.P. Parise said. “I would never speak for Zach under any circumstance. He has not talked to me about anything other than the playoffs and we have not discussed anything but the playoffs and that is 100 percent where his focus is right now and I have absolutely no intentions to distract and get things away from his focus right now.” Zach Parise was unaware of the interview his father did with Newsday until I told him about the article after today’s practice. continued
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