In the dark days of the 2004-2005 NHL lockout, players considered various options to fill their time without any NHL to play for; many hopped planes and skated for European teams, others chose to take time off and recuperate from seasons and injuries past, a few fatherly players focused on family time, but only one player assumed the unconventional role of tow truck driver: former Avalanche enforcer Scott Parker.

In response to Mrs. Parker's pleading to help get "Parks" (as she calls him) out of the house, a friend agreed to have Scott Parker ride along on a tow truck shift with him. Parker enjoyed himself so much that he decided to fill his days while waiting for the NHL and it's players to play nice again, behind the wheel of a tow truck.

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