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07-08-2012, 10:22 PM
Join Date: Feb 2006
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Funny how Parse has been a King since 2004, although he didn't start his professional career until 2007. He's only appeared in 14 games over the past two seasons.
Does the name Frank Breault ring a bell for anyone?
He was another young promising player who scored at every level, except that he had to be handled with caution due to being so fragile.
He never had anything close to Scott Parse's 09-10 though. People forget how good he was that year, playing will limited minutes and limited linemates he had the 2nd most offensive
on the team and put up pretty damn good numbers. He was not some borderline player, the next year he should have been a top 9 at least, maybe even a top 6 player. He was also 5th on the team in +/- as well, he was not a liability defensively.
Had Parse not gotten hurt, he would be a 20-25 player no problem, IMO. He has great hands, good speed, smart offensive player. With his injuries, it's hard to say, but if he can get those hip issues dealt with I still think he is young enough to make a comeback. It won't be at the NHL level next year probably, and it certainly will no longer be in LA. I am hoping that the Jets sign him, send him to St. John's and see where he's at. If he can refind his 09-10 form, the Jets could use that skill level up front, LA no longer is in need of player like him, but lots of other teams are.
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