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Media Battle

via Jill Painter of Inside the Kings,

There was a big scrum around Devils winger Zach Parise, and Parise almost had to break up a fight between reporters. The two men were jockeying for position with their tape recorder and microphone, respectively, when one yelled ``Stop it!’’ while Parise was talking.

The reporter smacked his notebook against the microphone, then used the spirals to run it down the microphone to impair the sound. Eventually, Parise was hit in the face by the microphone.

``Do we need to start this over?’’ Parise asked the men.

If they were wearing gloves, they would’ve dropped them right there.

You can watch the incident below…

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I guess he should feel lucky that he wasn’t concussed with that microphone! Gee whiz, what is wrong with people?!

Posted by Carthage on 05/29/12 at 08:52 PM ET

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wow, that is funny.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 05/29/12 at 09:10 PM ET

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To quote Pavel Datsyuk: “Not so close, is not like ice cream!”

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 05/29/12 at 09:43 PM ET

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Hilarious.  I am glad something entertaining came out of the “Day of Cliches”

Posted by WingsFaninCO on 05/29/12 at 10:36 PM ET

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Where is Tortorella when you really need him? Not even on to the next round and the inmates have taken over the asylum.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 05/29/12 at 11:57 PM ET

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George Malik continues to win the internet. Thanks for that quote - so perfect!

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/30/12 at 01:54 PM ET

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Talking from experience, that happens all the time, especially during the playoffs when the media ranks are loaded with PINS (People I’ve Never Seen).

A favorite trick we poor pencil pushers liked against the camera clowns (who would slam you in the head with the camera “for the better shot”) was to click all the little switches on the camera or the time-honored tactic of whispering curses into the microphone.

Posted by pcoffey on 05/30/12 at 04:56 PM ET

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