A self-serving review of Parse parsing
I'm kind of hoping for a Trevor Lewis, Scott Parse, Alec Martinez surge. Martinez's name obviously has been mentioned a bit lately, but Lewis and Parse have become (unless I'm missing something) all but forgotten...
My own preferred wishful thinking is that one of Lewis or Parse makes a big splash in camp and plays left wing on the second line. Again, not likely, but as long as we're dreaming...
re Parse: I have been rooting for him for awhile, and I agree with Anthony that he's in danger of slipping down the depth chart if he doesn't get it turned around sooner rather than later. After not doing much the first couple of games in Manchester [...] he's putting up some points. So rumors of his demise may have been premature. If he can't get a call-up this year, maybe '09 camp, where there should be more room with the (presumed) departures of Calder and Armstrong. He's going to be fighting Purcell, Moulson, Lewis, Clune, Richardson, Azevedo, Loktionov, Zeiler, etc. for those spots, but it's possible. His last shot? Could be. I wouldn't want to give other big-bodied prospects (e.g. Wudrick) too much time to grow into their frames.
January 3, 2009
I would also note that my long-time favorite, Scott Parse, is having an excellent season finally. Once Calder is gone, I wouldn't mind seeing Parse in some games (since his contract is up after this year anyway -- let's see what the kid can do in Calder's place). Parse and Lewis are better alternatives to Calder anyway.
February 15, 2009
Parse -- finally having a good season in Manchester, and he's (I think) in his contract year. I will be sad if he goes, because I have long held out hope for him.
August 25, 2009
Who of the other prospects might unseat one of the Moller group? MEE KOOOSH [...] Wudrick is a long shot [...] King and Clifford [...] Loktionov probably needs a full season in the AHL, as does Clune. Cliche? Who knows. (I don't know if I've given up on Parse yet; no, I will hold my breath for one more year.)