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UFA spotlight — George Parros

Jun 29, 2012, 1:26 PM EDT

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All week leading up to July 1, we’ll be profiling unrestricted free agents and speculating where they might end up.

George Parros (F)

Age: 32

2011-12 cap hit: $875,000

The skinny:

The mustachioed enforcer with a Princeton education (believed to be the only one in existence) is expected to move on from Anaheim after 356 games and 812 PIM in a Ducks uniform.

His agent, George Bazos, believes there will be a “good deal of interest” in his client.

Parros only averaged 6:23 of ice time per game in 2011-12, but he wasn’t a defensive liability, finishing with a plus-1 rating.

As for where he could end up, Buffalo and Vancouver are two teams that have been criticized for a lack of willingness/ability to protect skilled teammates.

Edmonton might want a replacement for Darcy Hordichuk.

Dallas?

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  1. mclovinhockey - Jun 29, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    The wild with another Princeton alum Powe…. Could make for a very smart 4th line

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Jun 29, 2012 at 1:51 PM

      Smart AND handsome.

  2. sjsharks66 - Jun 29, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Leave him with the ducks. He doesn’t do anything except for fight. He’s not like Shawn Thornton who can actually produce and fight.

  3. kitshky - Jun 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    The classic enforcer is a dying (if not pretty much dead) breed .. but having said that Parros can still be effective. Particularly on a team like Buffalo or Vancouver …and at a $875K cap hit, where’s the argument not to pick him up?

  4. bcisleman - Jun 29, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Put him on the other side of Marty Reasoner from Matt Martin and the Isles would have one of the biggest and toughest 4th lines in the NHL.

  5. spydey629 - Jun 29, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Pens need some sandpaper in the lineup. Why not sign a local boy? Parros was born in Washington County… just south of the ‘Burgh!

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