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March 27, 2009 at 2:14 PM

Schmid on Parke

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Here’s the post-practice huddle.

Afterward, coach Sigi Schmid was asked about the Jeff Parke situation, two days after Parke and the team parted ways.

“Jeff came in and trained. It’s probably a little bit of not how we viewed performance, how he viewed his performance, maybe not so much. Also contract issues. He still hasn’t signed a contract with the league, that’s still up in the air. So until those things get resolved, it just made sense to not continue with the training at the moment.”

Schmid thinks Parke is a good player.

“He has to evaluate what he wants to do in his future and I think he’s a little bit uncertain right now. It’s tough for us to determine what his future holds when he’s not sure what he wants for his future.”

Is the bridge burned for him in Seattle?

“No,” Schmid said. “It’s just a matter of us right now, we need to do what’s best for the club and we need to explore all the possibilities that exist, and those range from is Jeff Parke actually going to sign with the league or is it better for us to move him to another club or is it better for us to have him here?”

UPDATE 2:14 PM — Ives Galarcep, who by the way was a pleasure to meet last week at the opener and is a good guy, has this report on Parke heading north of the border.

Notes: Seattle has claimed GK Ben Dragavon for another game as an emergency hardship case in the absence of Chris Eylander, the normal backup…Sean Conlon, a goalkeeper for the Seattle Wolves, is with the team as the No. 3 keeper.

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