Mar 12, 2017
Jan 1, 1985
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Thanks for the details CD282
I do rate Parayko a bit more highly than Nurse for 2 reasons not covered yet.
1. Parayko came out of nowhere from college and didn't miss a beat, I've been expecting Nurse to break through since he was drafted. Unfair, doesn't count for squat, but it's the truth.
2. Parayko has a more punishing game, he's not just big, he plays a bit like Shea Weber. Nurse hasn't shied away from fights or anything like that, he's just less intimidating.
You did remove PPG from the comparison, and just from memory Parayko does have a nice shot he scores with. I think of Parayko excelling in every category, where I think of Nurse as a very smooth defender. Nurse could outdo Parayko's last 2 years, with his own next 2 -- great point you reminded us of, but I would rather elevate Nurse than downplay Parayko in the evaluation.