I think your CRRRRAAAAAZZZZZZYYYYY

I disagree with a lot of Denver Sports fans on a lot of things. Like the Rockies are a "professional" baseball team, or Darren McCarty has a soul (granted it's a black bottomless well of evil, but I still think he has one). But I think we can all agree that Scott Parker is a complete madman who makes his living playing hockey.

He's got a lot going for him, the best being "I don't care that I have only been on this team (again) for 2 weeks. You touch my guys and the pain train is coming." I am sure everyone's heard the old cliché "Shoot first and ask questions later," and I don't think that's a cliché for Scott Parker. I think that's his calling in life. Personally I think he should give all his interviews as a WWE character, and we give him some cheesy yet oddly cool nickname. (My nomination is Scott "Insane Train" Parker, but I am more than willing to take suggestions).

In the last few games he has
  • nearly gone over the boards to hit (possibly kill) a guy who put a mild hit on a 3rd line teammate
  • jawed on the bench at that guy for the rest of the game
  • cross-checked a guy in the back (while he was on the ground) because he took a hard, but legal, hit on Guite. (BTW the Avs scored short-handed on the ensuing Power-play)
  • Completely steamroll Hecht (Buffalo) because he had the audacity to touch Guite after a hard hit by Guite on Briére.
Frankly this is the type of attitude this team was lacking, and I think it's paying off. With, the departed, Brad May being unable to fight and actually thinking he might contribute on the team and LaPerriére taking over as tough-guy for the Avs, when that really isn't his role (he's an agitator) we needed someone to step in a know his role as the protector and intimidater. Again this is what Scott Parker seems to live for. I don't see how Scott Parker doesn't intimidate everyone. Joe Frazier was scared of one person, Muhammed Ali. Why was he scared of Ali? cause he thought Ali was crazy. I think Scott Parker plays this card very, very well.

3 comments:

  1. I'm ok with Parker being called "the sheriff". For whatever reason it suits him and he's already called that by the media.

    He's been a great addition to the team so far. He's doing what is expected of him, no more, no less.

    And when I saw the look on his eyes are he leveled Hecht and then was just begging for someone to retaliate...I was a bit scared for the Buffalo players on the ice!

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  2. Yeah "The Sherrif" is ok, but I just don't think it properly displays the...ummm... bloodlust I think Parker has (and I mean that in the best way possible).

    It almost seems as thuogh he said to himself «Screw it, I'm playing Hockey. It'll be like legalized barfights, and I won't get a legal record»

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  3. I've always been partial to Scott "Bat-$h!t-Insane" Parker, myself.

    First time I saw him dress for the Avs this season I said, "When did the lead singer for Anthrax make it to the NHL?"

    PS, you've been added to the Favorites alongside Shane. :)

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