but god damn my friend who is a raging sioux fan pisses me off so much.
“the amount of people that prayed Parise would get hurt when he played the Gophers, but now want him to be a Wild sicken me.”
Call me crazy, but I consider Zach Parise to be a product of Minnesota. Does UND have an excellent program? Yes. Do I think 2 years there discounts 4 years at Shattuck St. Mary? Absolutely not. Is he a Minnesotan boy? Yes. Would Parise have been a star at any other establishment like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Notre Dame? Yes. His accomplishments may have been different but I don’t consider his talent to be discounted or bolstered based on the college he attended for two years.
Should Wisconsin fans be mad when their Minnesotan born-players or Denver-born players go home? Will Notre Dame fans be just as mad when Mario Lucia leaves Indiana and comes back to Minnesota? (hypothetically)
It’s about being a hockey fan over anything else. The same way that Hawks fans took on Carcillo or Penguins fans took on Asham…
But I guess he could be right… Parise should have just stuck around and played for North Dakota’s NHL team.