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06-14-2012, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by pld459666 View Post
agree with the above.

That said, not sure that Parise is what the Rangers need.

I think they need more pure offence from the LW spot.

I like the overall make up of the team in terms of leadership, but I feel we need more pure offence and Parise scores most of his goals on hard work and effort.

offensive talent, sniper ability.

While I would concede Parise is the better player, I think that Nash is a better fit.
I don't really think there's a team in the NHL that doesn't get better with either player. If they were both UFA's, I wouldn't be against adding either.

When people bring up the skill vs. hard work argument, to me, the only skill that matters is the bottom line. If the guy is scoring 30 or 40 goals and getting over 40 assists, that's enough skill for me. I used to have this argument with a friend and I used to tell him, I want guys who help win hockey games, not skills competitions.

Last 3 full seasons:

Parise - 114 goals + 131 assists = 245 points

Nash - 95 goals + 67 assists = 162 points

And the disparity can't be blamed on linemates. In Parise's 94 pt. season he was playing mostly with Zajac and Gionta.

I think Parise is still underrated. has been ever since his draft year.

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