BostonSiouxFan Posted March 23, 2003 Share Posted March 23, 2003 I am listening to the Gopher-CC game, and have been listening to the Minnesota broadcast. Since I'm listening to it on the internet, when the broadcast breaks away to local commercials, the feed stays on the broadcasters while they're not on the air. During the second intermission one of the Hobey Baker voters was on discussing the final ten selections for the award, pointing out that the WCHA was well-represented with two CC players and Zach Parise as finalists. After he left, and the station went to commercials, one of the Gopher announcers (I don't know their names), started shooting his mouth off, saying, "I wanted to ask him how in the hell Parise is a finalist." This is a typical low-class move by the Minneapolis media, and I think a quick review of Parise's numbers provides the answer. He was fourth in the nation in scoring this year, with 61 points in 38 games, and did this as an 18 year-old freshman in the best conference in college hockey. In contrast, the Gophers' top scorer was Thomas Vanek, who had 53 points in 40 games. There's your answer guys. Being the fourth leading scorer in the country, with 1.61 points per game easily qualifies him as one of the top ten players in the game. I think it's safe to say that if the Gophers could have kept Parise in-state, the press there would fall all over themselves singing his praises. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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