Parrish a Star

Mark Parrish is joining the Dallas Stars, presumably to provide some offense and some defensive responsibility to the struggling team.

Goalie Marty Tuco will be happy to have another defense-oriented player playing in front of him.

I also suspect the Stars wanted a new character guy in the room, as the team seems to be losing discipline and focus.

Speaking of Parrish, who was part of the 2002 Islanders team, Michael Peca, now with Columbus, regrets that team getting broken up to appease Alexei Yashin. That actually wasn’t a bad Islanders incarnation. Without Yashin and with a little more offensive production, they could have made more noise in the playoffs.