Zach Parise Rumors: Penguins Must Land Star Wing This Offseason

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Zach Parise Rumors: Penguins Must Land Star Wing This Offseason
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If Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Zach Parise were to join forces, the league would be in for some exceptional hockey in Pittsburgh.

According to Rob Rossi of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Penguins plan on keeping both Malkin and Crosby. A source has told the Tribune-Review that the team plans to pursue Devils LW star Parise and Nashville defenseman Ryan Suter.

Their (The Penguins') plan is to pursue the two top players on the market, Nashville defenseman Ryan Suter and New Jersey winger Zach Parise.

Already boasting the top offense in hockey last season, scoring a league-best 3.3 goals per contest, these Penguins would inevitably light it up all the more in the 2012-13 campaign if Parise were to join.

It may take some time for the star to gel with such a star-studded group, but there is no question in due time he will be a major production guy.

Pittsburgh has too many scoring threats and proficient puck movement to let an acquisition like Parise have much of any let-down with the team.

Last season with New Jersey the talent was able to take the team all the way to the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. It was a remarkable feat for a team that was not expected to do as much postseason damage as they did.

During the season his numbers were especially solid as well, scoring 31 goals and chipping in 38 assists on the year.

His 69 points were behind top-notch LW talents Ilya Kovalchuk and Czech beast Patrik Elias. During the postseason Parise's 15 points were second on the team.

There is no question this player is special, displaying an ability to put up the numbers and lead his team.

If Pittsburgh can reel in Parise this offseason, expect these Penguins to be all the more dangerous next season in the goal-scoring department.

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