HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Pacific Division > Los Angeles Kings
Notices

Mark Parrish

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
07-26-2006, 09:48 PM
  #1
wukwinn
Registered User
 
wukwinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Country: United States
Posts: 1,257
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to wukwinn Send a message via Yahoo to wukwinn
Mark Parrish

Hey Kings fans!

I'm a Wild fan. I was wondering what are Mark Parrish's assets & flaws? What should we know about Parrish? Don't be afraid to tell me anything bad about him. Thanks!

- Wuk

wukwinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-26-2006, 09:50 PM
  #2
johnjm22
16,005
 
johnjm22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Barstow, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 8,420
vCash: 500
Your probably better off asking this on the Islanders' board.

I liked him for the short time he was here though.

johnjm22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-26-2006, 10:18 PM
  #3
Josh Deitell
Hockey's Future Staff
 
Josh Deitell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Boston
Country: United States
Posts: 3,209
vCash: 500
Pros:
-Not afraid to take a beating
-Scores on deflections
-Good, underrated shot
-Good in the locker room, vocal leader (so I've heard)

Cons:
-Needs to adjust to the faster play of the Western Conference
-Nothing special defensively
-Streaky as hell

Josh Deitell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-26-2006, 10:22 PM
  #4
riseandfall9
Registered User
 
riseandfall9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,386
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by HaelWho View Post
Pros:
-Not afraid to take a beating
-Scores on deflections
-Good, underrated shot
-Good in the locker room, vocal leader (so I've heard)

Cons:
-Needs to adjust to the faster play of the Western Conference
-Nothing special defensively
-Streaky as hell
Pros:
- Likes to dumpster dive in the front of the net
- Has soft hands for a player of his type
- Has good vision of the ice

Cons:
- Hes soft doesnt throw hits and is not gritty
- Nothen special defensively
- Very streaky

riseandfall9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-26-2006, 10:26 PM
  #5
Reaper45
Registered User
 
Reaper45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: South Bay
Country: United States
Posts: 30,740
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Reaper45
Bigger guy but doesn't play the body. Kinda slow, soft hands, likes to park in front of the net. Pretty much what everyone is already saying.

Reaper45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2006, 02:53 AM
  #6
jeffreyaa
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: GutFest '89
Country: Slovenia
Posts: 551
vCash: 500
Count me as someone who actually was never impressed w/him, at least from the Olympics and during his time on this team. They called him a scorer, but he didn't do much of that for us. Now, there is something to be said for chemistry, and I admit he didn't have time to gel w/the guys on the team, but the only thing I really saw from him was a willingness to sometimes get in front of the net, and a good shot tipper. I was hoping he'd help teach Brown how to do it, but didn't really happen.

That said, I think playing for a team he actually cares about and wants to be with, I think he'd be kind of a classic "Mr. Hustle". Playing in Minny in front of his family, I'm sure he'll be pretty decent, as long as Lemaire lets him [and Gaborik / Demitra] play some aggressive offense. With those guys and Rolston, the Wild are going to be much more dangerous next year, I think.

jeffreyaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2006, 08:26 AM
  #7
KingsFan7824
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,883
vCash: 500
He needs a playmaker as a center, that's for sure. He's not a create your own offense kind of guy. When the Kings got him, I figured he'd be a pretty good RW for Demitra when he played C. But of course Demitra was hurt when Parrish was traded. He did get a couple games in with Parrish though if I remember correctly, and I thought they were the best games Parrish played with the Kings. He didn't have many, but he had a moment or two. Because of how you hear he plays, taking a beaten in front of the net, you'd think Parrish would be more physical and in your face, sort of like Holmstrom. He wasn't with the Kings. Whether that's him or the 2nd half version of the Kings last year, who knows for sure. He's good for 25 goals though(play around with that number on what Lemaire will do with the team this year). Not as many assists, since he's not much of a playmaker. But stick him in front of the net with Gaborik, Demitra, Rolston, Bouchard, and Johnsson running around on the power play, and you can live with the negative sides to his game.

KingsFan7824 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2006, 09:57 AM
  #8
Reaper45
Registered User
 
Reaper45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: South Bay
Country: United States
Posts: 30,740
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Reaper45
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffreyaa View Post
Count me as someone who actually was never impressed w/him, at least from the Olympics and during his time on this team. They called him a scorer, but he didn't do much of that for us. Now, there is something to be said for chemistry, and I admit he didn't have time to gel w/the guys on the team, but the only thing I really saw from him was a willingness to sometimes get in front of the net, and a good shot tipper. I was hoping he'd help teach Brown how to do it, but didn't really happen.

That said, I think playing for a team he actually cares about and wants to be with, I think he'd be kind of a classic "Mr. Hustle". Playing in Minny in front of his family, I'm sure he'll be pretty decent, as long as Lemaire lets him [and Gaborik / Demitra] play some aggressive offense. With those guys and Rolston, the Wild are going to be much more dangerous next year, I think.
Huh? He was probably one of the only DT trade deadline guys who actually did come in and score.

Reaper45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2006, 02:45 PM
  #9
jeffreyaa
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: GutFest '89
Country: Slovenia
Posts: 551
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reaper45 View Post
Huh? He was probably one of the only DT trade deadline guys who actually did come in and score.
http://tsn.ca/nhl/teams/players/bio/...bname=nhl-wild

19 GP, 5G, 3A in LA; on pace for low 20s in goals and mid teens in assists over a whole season. Not very impressive for a "scorer" in the new NHL....

Again, I do think he'll be better in Minny, though.


Last edited by jeffreyaa: 07-27-2006 at 02:58 PM.
jeffreyaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2006, 03:02 PM
  #10
kingsfan25
Registered User
 
kingsfan25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,834
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffreyaa View Post
http://tsn.ca/nhl/teams/players/bio/...bname=nhl-wild

19 GP, 5G, 3A in LA; on pace for low 20s in goals and mid teens in assists over a whole season. Not very impressive for a "scorer" in the new NHL....

Again, I do think he'll be better in Minny, though.
He would've done better in LA this season too. The environment in LA last season seemed to be terrrible for everyone involved. I don't think Parrish was able to escape the trap that the rest of the team fell into. He did well to produce as much as he did.

kingsfan25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2006, 06:59 PM
  #11
multiball
Registered User
 
multiball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: NoHo
Posts: 1,253
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to multiball
He wore a t-shirt that said "Your village called. They're missing an idiot." to Luc Robitaille's retirement press conference. I dunno if that's an asset or a flaw...

multiball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2006, 07:04 PM
  #12
jeffreyaa
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: GutFest '89
Country: Slovenia
Posts: 551
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by multiball View Post
He wore a t-shirt that said "Your village called. They're missing an idiot." to Luc Robitaille's retirement press conference. I dunno if that's an asset or a flaw...
Haha- directed maybe at Avery..... I like a little attitude.

jeffreyaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2006, 07:07 PM
  #13
Reaper45
Registered User
 
Reaper45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: South Bay
Country: United States
Posts: 30,740
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Reaper45
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffreyaa View Post
http://tsn.ca/nhl/teams/players/bio/...bname=nhl-wild

19 GP, 5G, 3A in LA; on pace for low 20s in goals and mid teens in assists over a whole season. Not very impressive for a "scorer" in the new NHL....

Again, I do think he'll be better in Minny, though.
Compare that to Anson Carter's 1a in 15gp, or Cliff Ronning's 1g, 4a in 15 gp.

Reaper45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2006, 07:22 PM
  #14
jeffreyaa
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: GutFest '89
Country: Slovenia
Posts: 551
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reaper45 View Post
Compare that to Anson Carter's 1a in 15gp, or Cliff Ronning's 1g, 4a in 15 gp.
I NEVER wanted Carter. Ronning was a disappointment- I thought he'd do a little better. Oh well.... Maybe last-ditch desperation deals aren't the smartest way to build a team after all.....

jeffreyaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2006, 07:49 PM
  #15
kingsfan25
Registered User
 
kingsfan25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,834
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffreyaa View Post
I NEVER wanted Carter. Ronning was a disappointment- I thought he'd do a little better. Oh well.... Maybe last-ditch desperation deals aren't the smartest way to build a team after all.....
Perhaps the vast list of failed pick-ups is a testament to the argument (an argument that's been brought up before) that DT was bringing in talented players to fill roles they weren't suited to in AM's system.

kingsfan25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-28-2006, 11:36 AM
  #16
wabwat
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: pasadena, ca.
Posts: 6,674
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to wabwat
one thing that i haven't noticed anyone say... Mark Parrish (and Pavol Demitra as well) does NOT play defense.

wabwat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-28-2006, 01:11 PM
  #17
kingsfan25
Registered User
 
kingsfan25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,834
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by wabwat View Post
one thing that i haven't noticed anyone say... Mark Parrish (and Pavol Demitra as well) does NOT play defense.
Quote:
Originally Posted by HaelWho
Nothing special defensively

kingsfan25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-28-2006, 03:00 PM
  #18
gerhart
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 263
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to gerhart
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffreyaa View Post
http://tsn.ca/nhl/teams/players/bio/...bname=nhl-wild

19 GP, 5G, 3A in LA; on pace for low 20s in goals and mid teens in assists over a whole season. Not very impressive for a "scorer" in the new NHL....

Again, I do think he'll be better in Minny, though.
The entire team was even a bigger disappointment after Parrish came in.

gerhart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-28-2006, 03:26 PM
  #19
jeffreyaa
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: GutFest '89
Country: Slovenia
Posts: 551
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingInCAN View Post
The entire team was even a bigger disappointment after Parrish came in.
For sure they were in a tailspin, but that's also why you make trades- shake up the team, insert some new blood, etc.

Again, I don't think he's a terrible player, but I just didn't see anything from him either in the Olympics or during his time on the Kings; and I think the description of "scorer" or "sniper" has always been a little generous in his case.

Again, though, I think he'll do much better in Minny- it's a good team environment, it's a team of his choosing, he'll be home and playing in front of family/friends, and - frankly - I think he'll want to prove himself a bit after doing nothing for us.

jeffreyaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-28-2006, 05:31 PM
  #20
tc
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 211
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to tc
His biggest flaw was he didn't want to play here.

tc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-29-2006, 10:37 PM
  #21
savemefromtears
Bravo Viva la France
 
savemefromtears's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: City of Angels
Country: United States
Posts: 1,886
vCash: 500
as others have mentioned, AM's system was unable to utilize him. and after he left the damage was done and too far gone.... so to answer your question, I'll answer back with one: "How can we?"

savemefromtears is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-29-2006, 10:47 PM
  #22
Ziggy Stardust
Master Debater
 
Ziggy Stardust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 31,123
vCash: 500
The thing with Parrish is that he really doesn't create offensive plays or chances, he just buries other people's opportunities or has to be setup to score goals. Without the proper linemate, he will be ineffective. Similar to Glen Murray, but without as good of a shot as Muzz.

Ziggy Stardust is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:22 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.