Is this poll a joke? I like parise, but anyone who wouldn't take E.stall is crazy. He is everything parise is, but bigger and a little better. They both are and will be great players, but they are in E.staal is more talented now and will be better throughout his career.
Parise is my fav. player right now, but I gotta go with Staal here. However, some people are making it like it's the same as comparing Janssen to Crosby. Parise has the potential to be a superstar. Offensively, 90+ point seasons aren't out of the question. Offensively he's not worlds apart from Staal. While Staal does bring size and all that comes along with that, Parise lead the devils in hits and the league in goals during the playoffs, till the devs were eliminated.
Again, Staal is and will probably be the better player, but Parise won't be far behind.