Wednesday was a very frustrating day for Wings fans all over as it was announced that the Minnesota Wild of all teams made the biggest free agent splash by winning the Zach Parise/Ryan Suter sweepstakes.
The Wild, who have pretty much been the definition of mediocre in the National Hockey League broke the bank by signing both players to 13 year contracts worth $98 million dollars. It was reported that the Red Wings’ offer to Suter was roughly 13 years for $90 million while the Parise offer was assumed to right around that number as well.
Immediately after the signings, shock waves and questions began to arise in the NHL as to whether or not the Hockeytown luster that reigned over the NHL for so many years was beginning or already had lost it’s luster?
But the thing is though the luster or lack there of in Hockeytown isn’t a new question by any means, it seems like those disgruntled fans of the Wings and it’s critics have been posing it year after year since 2008 (the last time the ...