DETROIT Red Wings fans may hold a grudge, but the team has moved on from its unsuccessful run at defenseman Ryan Suter and forward Zach Parise.
On Friday night at Joe Louis Arena, the fans booed both Suter and Parise when they were introduced as starters for the Minnesota Wild. They booed Suter nearly every time he touched the puck, which was a lot, considering he played a game-high 32:02.
Suter had an assist and Parise had two goals, but it was the Wings who got the win, 5-3, to improve to 2-2-0.
Players and coaches don't worry about that kind of thing because the nature of their business calls for them to live in the moment.
"I didn't start the rumors about coming here, so I can't do anything about that," Parise said. "Getting booed? I didn't really even notice.That happens in this league. Oh well."
Wings coach Mike Babcock noticed but professed not to care.
"I didn't pay any attention to that," Babcock said. "I just know when Toots (Jordin Tootoo) is out there running over...