ST PAUL, MN - MAY 7: Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks clears the puck away from Kyle Brodziak #21 and Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild during the second period of Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center on May 7, 2013 in St Paul, Minnesota.
From my standpoint it wasn't good enough in the playoffs ... So that's frustrating, that you have to think about all summer.
I don't think it has anything to do with anything. It's just Much of the criticism leveled at the Wild down the stretch fell on the Minnesota Wild's two best forwards, who were a combined minus-13 in the first-round Western Conference playoff loss to Chicago. Zach Parise was held to one goal; Mikko Koivu was held without a point. I don't think it's fair ... We lost to a pretty good team.
Just the lack of finish killed us. That’s the bottom line. You have to look at yourself first. You look back at some of the opportunities throughout the series that I had and didn’t put them in. That’s the frustrating part. That’s going to haunt you the whole summer.More quotes »
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guide the young guys and lighten their load.No one expects the Islanders to offer a 13-year, $98-million deal like the one Zach Parise got from the Wild last offseason. But they should realistically think along the lines of someone in the mold of J.P. Parise, Read more »
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excuse either. We have likely seen the last of PMB here, I do hope wherever he lands he finds success again. C+ Zach Parise: Zach Parise was brought in as a major free agent signing in the offseason and he didn't disappoint Wild fans. Parise was the top scoring from Hockey Wilderness, For Minnesota Wild Fans Read more »