Remember that road trip that Parise didn’t want to go on?
“When I got on the plane, I sat next to Ryan and wasn’t speaking to anyone,” Parise said. “Ryan was trying to find out what was wrong, and I finally told him. He was so good to me. He went right to [GM Chuck Fletcher] and said, ‘You need to let Zach’s dad come on a trip.’ Ryan was the one behind the scenes that did everything for me, and now this happens to him, oh my gosh, it’s terrible.
“From what we are going through, I cannot physically imagine how their family is feeling right now. It’s devastating. Absolutely devastating. All I can do is be there for Ryan the way he was there for me.”