"When I played, only Johnny Tonelli worked beyond what I thought was humanly possible. Zach is kind of like that. He's got his dad's intensity and passion for the game, but ... his temperament seldom boils over."
— >>Chico Resch
comparing Zach Parise
to former Islanders John Tonelli
and J.P. Parise
. I know Chico is prone to exaggeration, but this one was a fun insight. I always wished Tonelli had won another Cup with the Flames or Kings, as he sure worked his tail off
for every inch. Trivia: He finished his career as a teammate of Joe Sakic
, Owen Nolan
and Mats Sundin
(but not Scott Gordon) in Quebec.
Source: THN, March 30, 2009 (Yeah, catching up on my dead-tree reading)