Parise’s Father Backs Off Statements

Looks like the Devils PR department got a hold of Zach Parise’s father after his comments suggesting his son would fit in with the Rangers if he signed with them this offseason (via Bergen Record)…

“I have to say I was extremely disappointed in how my comments were portrayed in today’s newspaper article,” J.P. Parise said. “I would never speak for Zach under any circumstance. He has not talked to me about anything other than the playoffs and we have not discussed anything but the playoffs and that is 100 percent where his focus is right now and I have absolutely no intentions to distract and get things away from his focus right now.”

…wait? You mean that direct quote about your son liking Tortorella and fitting right in with the Rangers was portrayed incorrectly? Nice try. Can you say foot in mouth?

…Parise’s father also said in the original quote that he loved the Devils, so was he misquoted there also?

Here was J.P. Parise’s quote from yesterday’s Newsday

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

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