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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 ...
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The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with top free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
Parise leaves the New Jersey Devils, while Suter leaves the Nashville Predators to join the Wild.
Each player agreed to a 13-year contract, the team said Wednesday. Terms were not immediately announced.
Parise spent seven seasons with the Devils, helping them reach the Stanley Cup finals this...
According to Pierre Lebrun a decision will come today:
Prized free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are expected to decide their futures Wednesday, sources told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.
Now reading between the lines here.
1. This report also list Ryan Suter as making a decision.
2. This quote:
A source also confirmed that Suter...
The class of the 2012 free agent class is Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. They are both all star capable players who are young enough to remain in their primes. Teams have been chasing them since free agency opened up on Sunday. Today we learn they are both headed to Minnesota. Both players signed 13 year deals worth a total of $98 million. This gives them a salary cap hit...
The Minnesota Wild has had a very productive Fourth of July to say the least.
The Wild has agreed to terms with two of the top free agents in this year's NHL free agent pool. Former New Jersey Devils winger Zach Parise and former Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter both agreed to sign 13 year, $98 million contracts.
Parise, a Minnesota native, spurned the Devils among...
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild have won the free-agent sweepstakes.
On a franchise-altering day, several media outlets have confirmed the story first reported by Michael Russo of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, that forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter have each agreed to terms on 13-year contracts with Minnesota, ending the four-day long wait on the two biggest free...
Independence Day is a time for celebrating the United States with BBQ and family. Nashville’s prized unrestricted free agent, Ryan Suter, made a statement of just how important family is when he announced that he had signed a 13-year deal with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday. Suter said goodbye to the Predators after 9 years in the organization.
Nashville’s General Manager David...
Zach Parise and Ryan Suter may have finally signed on Wednesday, but that doesn't mean free agency is over. On contrary, those signings should mean even more activity is on the way, as the teams that lost out on the top two players on the market will now be scrambling to salvage something from the next tier of free agents. That won't be easy though, as those pickings are...
The NHL's free agent frenzy has rolled on as usual this summer. Some 78 new contracts had been handed out in the first three days since the signing period began on July 1, and the biggest deals have not even gone down with Zach Parise and Ryan Suter still weighing multiple offers higher than the GNPs of some small countries. On the surface, it's business as usual in the NHL...
Lou Lamoriello did not speak with anger in his voice. He was not short with his answers. And he even declined an offer to wrap up the interview after 20 minutes, fearing that the media may have some more questions for him.
Indeed, the New Jersey Devils general manager has been through this before - losing a marquee player to free agency - and his team has survived. That's how...
Matt Carle is a nice Dman.
Is he 6 years and $5.5 million "nice"?
Thanks to Ryan Suter signing for a king's ransom, the value for puck moving D has been blown through the roof.
Anything Matt Carle can do, Andrej Sekera can do better.
Thats why 've been advocating that Buffalo ship out Reggie for a scorer. ASAP!
CBC's Elliotte Friedman and Section 303's Jeremy Gover join us to discuss the departure of Ryan Suter and what it means for Shea Weber...
Before you even finished your first hot dog yesterday (unless your name is Joey Chestnut), the Penguins lost out on their two best options for Sidney Crosby’s left wing. Steve Sullivan got tired of waiting so he signed with Phoenix for a nice raise. Then Zach Parise and Ryan Suter LeBroned and D-Waded it and signed in Minnesota for the next 13 years for the exact same price...