Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/07/12 at 09:20 AM ET
from Mark Everson of the NY Post, Not since Kirk Muller, nearly 21 years ago, has a Devils captain departed New Jersey without a Stanley Cup ring, whether won before, during or after his term of office.
By signing with the Wild on Wednesday, Zach Parise has broken that lineage of Bruce Driver (after), Scott Stevens (during), Scott Niedermayer, Patrik Elias and Jamie Langenbrunner (before).
Yet, Parise said he doesn’t feel he left things undone in New Jersey when he went home to Minnesota for 13 years and $98 million.
“I’d hate to say unfinished business. I don’t want to downplay what we did this season. We went from missing the playoffs and three first-round exits to the Stanley Cup Finals,” Parise told The Post Friday.
“We got close, very close. We all played as hard as we could. Only one team wins each year, and we gave ourselves a great chance.”
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