Kane is probably more offensively talented, a dangler and playmaker. Great at creating chances and making something out of nothing. Also has some of the best hands in the league. But Parise has the better all around game, a great forechecker and backchecker. He also has a great wrist shot and backhand, but so does Kane. Parise is definitely more physical, and will dish out hits. Also great at crashing the net and getting garbage goals. Not afraid to dump and chase as well.
I can't decide who I'd rather have on the Hawks, but just imagine Toews and Parise on the same line.
I think I go with Kane. Parise is going on 28 years old, and I doubt we see him get much better than he already is. I still don't think Kane has tapped into all of his potential. Also we have goal scorers already in Toews, Sharp, and Hossa. Hopefully Saad can be added to that list. Hell, there is a shot even Shaw could be on the outside of that list maybe netting 20-25 a year. We need a guy who can set those guys up, more than we need another 30-40 goal scorer. I think I'd be fine if Kane settled in under 30 goals, but was setting up 60-70 other goals the rest of the year on a consistent basis.
It's an interesting idea. Kane is a valuable asset. You give up NOTHING for Parise. Team ends up much better in the end. Those are facts. It just comes down to how much you value things like stability and keeping a home grown guy, things that essentially don't impact the standings.
I wish there were a "both" or "can't decide" option. I went with Kane mainly because he's younger and I think his ceiling is higher than Parise. But it's really, really close. I'd love it if we signed him!
I think Kane is really close to his potential as is. I can see him improving a bit, but not too much. I don't think the gap between what Kane can achieve is higher than Parise's. I would rather have Parise because I prefer players with an all-around game. You want good team defense, you get guys that can play it.