“That’s what you play for all year, to get in the playoffs. Now, you go on to the next step.”- Lou Lamoriello
The Devils clinched a playoff berth after defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0. The Devils are back in the playoffs after missing the playoffs last season.
J.P Parise, father of Devils’ captain Zach Parise, talked about Zach’s contract situation while the team was in Minnesota.
J.P had this to say, ”Money will be a factor, of course. But he likes to win, he likes to have a chance, he likes to compete. … That’s why he decided to accept a one-year contract. He wants to see where (the Devils) are heading, what kind of players they have. They have acquired some good young players. He’s not going to rush into anything. He’ll take his time, analyze the whole thing.”
“He’s in a contract year, he’s got a lot of pressure on him, he’s wearing the C, he’s not scoring and I haven’t seen him waver off that team-first mentality once and that’s exceptional. That’s not normal.”- Coach Pete DeBoer on Zach Parise