NHL 2010-11: Would It Make Sense For the Kings To Acquire Parise?

We are just out of October and the rumors are already starting to heat up on this young National Hockey League season.

With the New Jersey Devils off to the league's worst (and most surprising) start, it comes as no shock that many of these rumors focus on their players.

Everyone who follows the league knows of the Devils' salary cap woes. Luckily for them, Rolston went down early in the year. Could you imagine had the Devils needed to count his number against the cap? Yikes!

Let's backtrack to the summer months. So much was being made about Ilya Kovalchuk and his desire for a big contract. Make no mistake, the Kings tried desperately to sign this guy. It just wasn't in the cards.

In retrospect, general manager Dean Lombardi appears to have made the right choice. His team is off to a great start with a line-up that is firing on all cylinders.

There is no doubt that the Kings would love to add a top tier scorer to their forward lines. In the summer it looked as though Ilya Kovalchuk was going to be that guy.

If you read one of my earlier articles here on Bleacher Report, you will notice that I really think that Kovalchuk means more to the Kings than he ever will for the Devils. Kovalchuk just isn't a Lou Lamoriello type player. That's not to say that he isn't a good player or a talented player. I'm just saying that he doesn't really fit into the "team" concept that the Devils like to play with.

Now let's move onto the rumors that are spreading around the Internet.

Lately, there has been a lot said about Zach Parise. He is definitely one of the top left wingers in the game. There is no doubting this guy's talent. When you look at him, he defines what it means to be a New Jersey Devil.

How would you feel if you were Zach Parise? Would you feel upset about this Ilya Kovalchuk mess? I surely would. When you consider that this team used to be on top of the world, it...

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