Zach Parise posted his lowest goal and point totals since his 2005-06 rookie season last year. Now, the 33-year-old is looking to have a bounce back season and move past his poor campaign. Parise, who scored 19 goals and posted 42 points last season, told the Minnesota Wild team website he believes his off-season work will help avoid a repeat of last season. "For me, last year stunk," Parise said. "I didn't play that well. I've been working on my game, hoping to put myself in a spot to not let that happen again." Parise scored two goals and added an assist as the Wild were eliminated from the playoffs in five games by the St. Louis Blues – their second straight first-round exit. The Wild have reached the playoffs in each of the past five seasons since Parise joined the team, but have failed to advance past the second round. Parise said getting over that hump is motivation as he prepares for the season.
Wild F Parise: ‘For me, last year stunk’
TSN | Aug 10