I was looking at my personal blog today and remembered I met Mark Parrish at the 2006 Minnesota State Fair (post here).
He was a nice guy to talk to and I remember he asked me what “DK” stood for and always liked to hear stories about how people got their nicknames.
I understand the cap explanation and the player-coach tension, but I’m sorry to see him go. We still have a need for junk goals from in front of the crease and that was a Parrish specialty. His off year was in large part due to the injuries suffered by getting in there and battling. It’s hard for me to not see how you at least give him a chance with the new teammates–especially with the contract he had.
By the way, where do I sign up for one of those deals? Five million to not do anything is pretty sweet…
Good luck Grumpy, wherever you end up.Originally published by DK on August 6, 2008 at 2:29 pm