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Zach Parise has always been Mr. Consistency for the New Jersey Devils, and while this list is not in any particular order, Parise is the player I am most confident in when it comes to success in a new home.
The last five seasons he has been healthy, Parise has scored at least 31 goals and 62 points for the Devils. There is no reason he shouldn't at least match those numbers in Minnesota.
Parise is returning to his home state and playing in the same market his dad, J.P. Parise, played in back in the early 1970s.
He is a mature player and a natural leader. If there is anybody who won't lose his intensity and desire because he signed a big contract, it's Zach Parise.
He will also be surrounded by plenty of offensive talent in the Twin Cities like Ryan Suter, the underrated Mikko Koivu, Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi. Add rookie Michael Granlund and you can see why opposing defenses won't just be able to key on Parise this year.