Does Devils' run impact Parise's decision?

Updated: May 10, 2012, 12:13 PM ET
By Craig Custance

The contrast between the two was stark. First, there was Zach Parise, who had led the New Jersey Devils to a dominating second-round win over the Philadelphia Flyers in five games. When it was all over on Tuesday, the Devils' captain sat comfortably in the visitors dressing room in Philly, smiling while answering questions from reporters about the accomplishment. He was talking mostly about just how much he was enjoying it all.

"It's awesome," Parise said. "It's really fun for everybody. We're having a good time doing it. For everyone, the way things went last year, we're happy to be in the situation we're in. We're enjoying this."

It's probably safe to say that Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter didn't enjoy his give-and-take with the media in Nashville on Wednesday nearly as much. What gave it away? Well, he didn't want to do it in the first place. Once he reconsidered, most cameras were gone, and when he spoke, to his credit, he spoke honestly.