Parise’s dad, Ranger killer, says Zach might love New York


Here’s a great story from Arthur Staple of Newsday, about Zach Parise’s father, J.P.

The dad begins by saying Zach won’t tell him too much because he has a big mouth, then goes on to speculate whether his free-agent-to-be son would like playing for the Rangers and John Tortorella.


Just remembered, not everybody can access Newsday…

So here are the best quotes from J.P. Parise:

“My son has said he’s waiting until the end of the year to decide anything, and that’s what he’s told me, too,” Parise said. “And that’s because he knows I have a big mouth.” …

J.P. Parise has no advice to offer his son about where Zach will end up. J.P. talked to Tortorella in Vancouver at the Olympics in 2010, where Tortorella was an assistant and Parise a key member of the silver-medal winning U.S. hockey squad.

“Zach likes Torts a lot,” J.P. said. “Zach knows how to work, he doesn’t shy away from the discipline part of it. He’d fit right in there.” …

“All I said was, don’t make a decision based on emotion, in the heat of things,” J.P. said. “He’s waited a long time to be in this position . . . He loves the Devils, he loves Pete DeBoer and Lou Lamoriello. There’s time for all these things to be decided.”

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  1. Hey Carp – could you let me do my job please? I actually take pride in my blue collar work at *NEW POST* ing.

  2. Also: (Re-Post here)

    Carp: True fans @ 4:11PM. <– in previous post

    Also. Please consider remove Avery from the player feed since he is irrelevant in hockey and I do not care about his music, fashion or movie tastes.

  3. Carp – Can you get him to do a guest live chat here? Maybe “tag-team” the chat with him for point, counterpoint?

  4. Just wait for it, Carp – one day he and his fiendish minions are going to overthrow RR. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

  5. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Oh carp. You’re killing me. I already put on horse blinders to open up the page. I certainly cant forfeit reading your posts, but he’s bringing the whole page down like shot-blocking and brief media conferences are on the brink of ruining the NHL.

  6. Clearly the correct play is for Slats to sign Parise tonight so we have him in time for Game 3 (and the rest of the playoffs).

  7. Like him as a player- how could he fit in under the cap / who would we lose from current line-up?

    PS- IMO too early to talk about this stuff though…

  8. Parise won’t come here – we can’t even offer him his number, 9! You guys are ridiculous.

  9. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    i know Latona. He even wore #11 at North Dakota. It’s a lose lose.

  10. Good point, Kenny. Looks like Zach won’t be winning Press your Luck if he comes here. Sure, we have big bucks, but with the number situations, it sure looks like we have several whammies too.

  11. The funny thing about Gulitti is that whenever the Devils are losing, quite a few Devils fans on his blog attack him for being a closet Rangers fan.

  12. Brodeur “flying under the radar” in the goaltending matchup with Hank? Seriously? Three of the four goals we’ve scored on Fatso should have been stopped. And Brodeur’s made more “spectacular” saves? The triple set on Parise, the cross-crease on Kovalchuk and also the glove save off the deflection, the glove save of Henrique, I think it was a right pad on Clarkson, et. al.


  13. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Who pays the bills and keeps the electricity on around here?

    I’m not saying that it’s me, i’m just asking :)

  14. The only way he could be flying under the radar is if there happened to be a stealth bomber made out of fried chicken and doughnuts.

  15. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Brodeur flying under the radar is like Jerome Bettis sneaking past airport security. Doesn’t happen people.

  16. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    The worst part about that column of TG’s is how he his panties are bunched up over the Gaborik leg save, although he later admits that the PP scored just 10 seconds after the save.

    Now, Tom. Can I call you Tom? The PP didn’t actually score, Marty put a bad rebound off the boards into his own net. That seems to be the only part sneaking in under the radar.

  17. This Tom Gulitti character sounds like he’s more interested in being a cheerleader than an unbiased reporter. Does he shake his red and black pom-poms during the game? Has he ever been seen in the same room at the same time with Chico? Even Mark Everson isn’t this much of a homer.

    They both write for the same paper, but the contrast between Gulitti’s blog and Andrew Gross’ blog is quite striking.

  18. Ryan from NJ on

    “”While he isn’t great defensivly, hes responsible, a word otherwise used to describe decent or alrite. He was drafted to make his money on the offensive side of the puck and right now hes struggled to show he can do that. He has all the potential in the world, but he has yet to really show it, its a gamble on New York’s part.””

    wow couldn’t be more wrong about a developing prospect!

  19. Have some Devil’s food cake for dessert, Kenny, so you can mirror the Rangers eating up the Swamp Rats tomorrow night.

  20. True Blue Mike (Del Zotto's Swagger) on

    Any chance we can sign Parise tonight and have him play for us tomorrow?

  21. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    TGfireandice JP cont: “… and I have absolutely no intentions to distract and get things away from his focus right now.”
    11 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

    TGfireandice JP cont: “and we have not discussed anything but the playoffs and that is 100 percent where his focus is right now…”
    11 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

    TGfireandice JP: “I would never speak for Zach under any circumstance. He has not talked to me about anything other than the playoffs …”
    11 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

    TGfireandice J.P. Parise: “I was extremely disappointed in how my comments were portrayed in today’s newspaper article. ..”
    12 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

    TGfireandice J.P Parise issued a statement to Devils’ beat writers this evening about his comments in a Newsday article today.

  22. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    blah… blah… blah

    and more *BLAH* …

    The latest feed from my twitter update.

  23. True Blue Mike (Del Zotto's Swagger) on

    Kenny St Croix is a small player he might have trouble translating his game to the NHL but you never know.

  24. CARP

    My mom is becoming a fan of this blog and she would really appreciate it if you could ask The Kreider whether he’s aware that everyone calls him “The Kreider”.

    Also, I would like for you to ask him if he’s cognizant of the fact that he’s already the best NYRangers player.

    Thank you, Carp.

  25. Hi everyone:

    You guys ready for another loss tomorrow?

    Buckle up, it’s gonna be ugly.

  26. I’m on it, Miami.

    Also, just curious as to what some of you guys think about Tom Gulitti’s Fire & Ice tweets being in the widget ———->

    I knew you’d like it.


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