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01-15-2012, 10:31 PM
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Mark Parrish, RW

Parrish just scored goals, a quite decent amount of them. In his 722 NHL games, he put in 216 of them, most among available players. His 387 points are 3rd among available players. Parrish's 80 career PP goals are 11 more than the next highest currently available. At the "A" level, he would be a great sniper to have.

Parrish scored 20+ goals six times in the dead puck era. He got into the all-star game in 2002, when he had 30 goals, just two goals out of the top-20.

I saw Parrish as more or less a one-dimensional player but he was regarded highly enough to take a shot at the rotating Wild captaincy, in February-April and the playoffs in 2007, and then November of the following season.

Originally Posted by Hockey Scouting Report 2004
with his good speed and reads, Parrish is able to wriggle past such top defenders as Brian Leetch for scoring chances. He is a goal scorer by skill and nature. He goes to the net hard because he knows he has to score to stay in the lineup. Parrish has terrific hands and a great shot, and he has started thinking like a finisher. He will get a lot of 1st unit PP time. He does some of his best work around the front of the net. He loves to score. Parrish is a player who goes in streaks and slumps. that is Parrish's pattern, and he needs to snap out of it to take his place among the game's top goal scorers. He's just entering his prime, but consistency continues to elude him.

Parrish doesn't have great size, but he doesn't avoid the high-traffic areas. He is not afraid of anything or anybody. Parrish works all the dirty areas in the attacking zone, and not just around the net, either. He will absorb a blow just to chip the puck in safely rather than make a high-risk play. His defensive awareness has improved.

Originally Posted by McKeen's 2005-06
gritty, opportunistic sniper with quick hands... lacks blazing pace and great defense, but boasts a hard, accurate shot and is extremely dangerous around goal due to his great puck perseverence and a knack for negotiating congested traffic.
Originally Posted by Sports Forecaster 2007-08
has always had a nose for the net and the instincts to be in the right place at the right time. He loves to mix it up in traffic and find the garbage around the net, or find the open ice to unload his shot. He's a bit of a defensive liability, which limits his icetime with the game on the line.

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