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Parise: 'important for me to get back' practicing, playing after father's death

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Zach Parise returned to the Minnesota Wild on Friday, trying to find some comfort and normalcy after his dad, J.P., died Wednesday night. Parise missed two games to be with his family and his father, a former NHL all-star and player, coach and administrator for the former Minnesota North Stars. J.P. had been diagnosed with lung cancer a year ago and was in hospice...
Via Fox Sports North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild give grieving Zach Parise non-roster status after father's death

  Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise has been designated as a non-roster player to give him time to grieve after his father's death. J.P. Parise died Wednesday of lung cancer. Zach Parise was expected to be out Thursday night when the Wild played Chicago. The move allowed the team to recall defenseman Jonathan Blum, goalie John Curry and right wing Jordan Schroeder from the Iowa...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-North Star J.P. Parise, father of Wild standout Zach Parise, dies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Minnesota North Stars standout J.P. Parise has died from lung cancer at 73. The Minnesota Wild said Thursday he died Wednesday night at his home in the Minneapolis suburb of Prior Lake. Son and Wild star Zach Parise informed the team of his father's death. Parise spent most of his NHL career with the North Stars and was chosen to two All-Star teams. He...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey legend J.P. Parise has passed away at age 73

The NHL has lost a good one today. J.P. Parise has died from lung cancer at the age of 73. Jean-Paul Joseph-Louis (J.P.) Parise was born December 11, 1941 in Smooth Rock Falls, ON.  He was signed by the Boston Bruins after a scout sitting in the stands saw him score four goals and have two assists in a men’s league. He eventually made it to the big club in 1966, where he played...
Via Islanders Insight
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Parise's father, J.P., dies at age 73

J.P. Parise, the father of Wild star winger Zach Parise and a former standout for the Minnesota North Stars, died Wednesday night at age 73 after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. Parise left the team Tuesday to be with his ailing father, who played 14 years in the NHL, most notably for the North Stars, where he became a two-time All-Star in 1970 and 1973. "We appreciate the outpouring...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Parise sits out to be with ailing ex-NHL player father

  Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise is sitting out Tuesday night's game against the San Jose Sharks to be with his ailing father, former NHL player J.P. Parise. The elder Parise scored 238 goals during a 17-year career that included two stints with the former Minnesota North Stars. He was diagnosed with lung cancer last January and is currently in hospice care. Zach Parise is tied...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Parise sits out key game to be with ailing father

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Facing an important home game Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks, the Minnesota Wild will be without leading scorer Zach Parise. Minnesota announced Parise wouldn't play Tuesday to be with his ailing father, J.P, who is battling lung cancer. "The Wild supports his decision to be with his family as his dad, J.P., battles lung cancer and asks that their privacy...
Via Fox Sports North
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Parise asks fans to stop booing Minnesota’s power play

The Minnesota Wild have been dreadful on the power play this season. As of the date of this article, the Wild hold the 29th ranked power play unit. They’re chugging along with a success rate of 9%, besting only the Buffalo Sabres and their rate of 6.8%. The inability to score with the man advantage has Wild fans frustrated and they’re voicing their displeasure by booing the team...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild bury Avalanche in season opener

Wow. That’s all that really needs to be said after the Minnesota Wild dismantled the Colorado Avalanche in its season and home opener at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday night. The Wild displayed both depth and tenacity for 60 minutes while chasing Semyon Varlamov from the net in a 5-0 victory. Zach Parise started off the season on the right foot by scoring a goal and adding a pair...
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Parise bashes dump-and-chase strategy

Zach Parise used to be a supporter of the dump-and-chase strategy. That very strategy propelled Parise and the Devils to some strong seasons and a deep playoff run, but the forward has since changed his mind. In fact, he’s backing his shift away from the dump-and-chase thanks to advanced statistics. Here’s what Parise told the Star Tribune: “I read a study this summer that...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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