It’s been quite a day for Scott Parse, who played for Manchester yesterday, learned he was being called up by the Kings, flew West and arrived after midnight and was on the ice for the morning skate today.
After the holiday break, Terry Murray had been fairly clear and pointed in explaining why Parse didn’t return from Manchester. Today, Parse talked about his return and his thoughts about Murray’s analysis…
Question: When you saw that Williams got hurt, did you sort of figure that you were at least on the short list to come back?
“You never want to see a guy get hurt, especially with a bad injury like that. But I did have an idea that it might be a possibility, that I would come up, so I’m excited to be here.”
Question: When you went back to Manchester, after the Calgary game, did you know that you weren’t going to be recalled?
Question: Did it surprise you?
PARSE: “Well, I would have liked to have been up here, but it’s up to the coaches and management.”
Question: Terry was pretty straightforward about what he feels you need to do. What was your reaction to hearing what he said?
PARSE: “I agree with them. My last few games, the ones in Canada before the break, weren’t good enough, and I knew that. So I can’t argue about that. It wasn’t good enough; I know that.”
Question: It seems fairly common, that young guys start off strong, then maybe fall off a little and have to raise their game back up a little…
PARSE: “That’s the hard thing, consistency. We’re playing a lot of games right now, and that’s a hard thing to learn. You’ve got to be consistent. Even as a first-year pro in the minors, it’s the same thing. You’ve got to learn to be consistent and come every night and play hard.”