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11-06-2012, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
The question is not "who is better now".

Parrish, from 2001-02 through 2005-06, averaged 30 goals per 82 games. AVERAGED. Over his NHL career to-date, he's averaged 25 per 82.

Clark might be a good defensive player, but he's not more valuable than Parrish if we're talking peak, prime, or career.
We're talking about who the better or worse player is/was. I judge players based on the full spectrum of their game. I consider play in all three zones.

I don't care that Parrish could score goals better then Clark as in my mind that does not make him the better player. Clark was better in the defensive zone and the neutral zone. The fact he scored 30 goals in a season proves he could play in the offensive zone as well. Parrish was weak in the defensive zone specifically and wasn't very effective in neutral zone play.

I said nothing about who was a better player "now" other then to disprove another poster about a comment he made about it.

I would take Clark over Parrish 10 out of 10 times.

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