We’ve reached that point in the offseason. Islanders fans are starving for something and besides the Aatu Raty and Adam Pelech signings it’s been very, very quiet from Lou Lamoriello. Heck, Kyle Palmieri, Casey Cizikas, and Zach Parise haven’t even been officially announced yet.
The point I’m trying to make here is that fans are left up to themselves for content on the old Interwebs. Today, it was a debate about Zach Parise’s gloves.
Parise, like Brock Nelson, is playing in Da Beauty League over the summer. It’s a fun league out in Edina, Minnesota where there’s a ton of offense and it usually features NHL studs and prospects as well.
Well, after one of the games Jessi Pierce grabbed this picture of Zach Parise:
It seems like a harmless enough picture, right? Wrong. Islanders fans then had to debate what color gloves was Parise wearing. Are those blue and orange gloves? Is this a slip-up showcasing he’s going to the Islanders?
The takes were flying.
Yes, it’s getting a little sad in Islanders land. The hot button issues today were ads coming to the uniforms in 2022-2023 and what color gloves Parise is wearing. They seem like Team USA gloves, but what do I know.
Lou Lamoriello and the Islanders had been linked to Zach Parise since before he was bought out by the Wild. He nearly traded for him before landing JG Pageau in 2019-2020 and it’s all but confirmed that Parise is coming to the Island on an incentivized veteran minimum contract.
Last year, Zach had seven goals in 45 games but the two years prior he put up 25 in 69 and 28 in 74 games. The assumption is that he will provide steady depth to the third line of the Islanders alongside JG Pageau and Oliver Wahlstrom.
Please, I’m begging you, Lou do something so we don’t have to talk about gloves color anymore.