Thread: Zach Parise
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10-08-2003, 02:30 PM
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Although the Top 15 article was prepared by an ESPN writer (Scott Burnside), it looks like he leaned pretty heavily on Pierre McGuire, who's always had a hard-on for Parise. He was completely losing it on air when nobody was drafting Parise, who he felt was at least a top 10, and was in disbelief that he didn't go until 17th overall. To call him one of the next great ones is getting a little ahead of himself, as the guy hasn't proven anything yet. Its kind of an odd list, as Thornton is more the "present" than the "future", while Tootoo and Parise haven't even shown they can play in the NHL yet.

As for the Parise situation, I think the Oilers should have gone for Parise rather than the Pouliot/Jacques combo they opted for, but I guess we'll only know in time.

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