Good player...drafted in the 2nd round in 1999 then went back to Europe (SEL, FNL and KHL) when he couldn't crack the Preds roster full time where he continued to develop and decided to give the NHL another shot this year. Not sure how he fits into this trade, whether the Preds wanted to get rid of him or Vancouver wanted him, but he's a skilled forward who's probably a 2nd/3rd line tweener.
Has been playing quite well in Finland and Russia the last few years but most of all he had a good WC last season.
Quick player that uses his speed and size to his advantage to create chances and he's a real team player. Ideal 3rd/4th line material (depending on what you want from those lines, he isn't exactly tough).
Ya, but he did clear waivers. I dunno if Nashville will have to bring him through re-entry though? I'm assuming Parent was waived to go down to Manitoba? Almost seems like the Canucks are trying to get someone to claim him.
Ryan parent?, wasn't the guy absolute money a few years back?.
Also didn't he play decent min for philly?
The issue was injuries and wasn't up to speed when Laviolette took over. The "money" thing as you put it was a Pierre McGuire creation because he was playing with Kimmo Timonen. Doesn't play to his size, easily moved off the puck and provides no offense. There is not much room in the NHL for those guys.