More praise for Parse
Parse, who played 10:30 in his NHL debut and had an assist, got more than two minutes of extra ice time Sunday night and picked up another assist on another Jarret Stoll goal. With Justin Williams still out, Parse will stay put, alongside Stoll and Teddy Purcell, and after Sunday’s game, Terry Murray had more praise for Parse…
MURRAY: “Parse has been really good. He’s surprising the heck out of me, anyway. I didn’t even play him in an exhibition game. How smart am I? But you know, he’s smart, he plays, he reads, he scans the ice, he makes good decisions. He has always had good puck skills. You take a look at his resume. Through the time he came to the L.A. Kings as a draft pick, he’s got an outstanding resume on the offensive part of it. All-star player, and it takes time to figure it out.
“When you go back to the minors this year, after not getting that opportunity (in the preseason), maybe he’s thinking, `Hey, I’ve got to start to prove some things to some people.’ He has come up here and he’s doing a great job fitting in. He’s really playing hard, heavy. He’s taking hits, making hits and, as I said, playing very intelligently. I like what I’m seeing.”