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11-01-2010, 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by CBJCougar View Post
I wouldn't trade baby Nik for Parise, even though I adore Zac and think he would look very good in Union Blue. I just feel really good about Filatov. He's gonna grow up to be spectacular.
How many times must it be said--a bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

I'll take Parise over Filatov. Or Voracek. Or Brassard. And I'll even throw in a pile of magic beans known as the Blue Jackets first round pick in 2011.

And if it came to Nash versus Parise, I'd still take Parise. The guy's been a point a game player on a New Jersey team that quite frankly doesn't have a ton of offensive firepower. He was the heart and soul of the American Olympic squad. Parise is a guy that is worthy of having a "C" on his chest.

This is all pointless anyhow. For starters, I don't believe for a second that Parise is begging to leave NJ. Beyond that, even if he were, Howson would never come up with what Lou would ask for.

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