Originally written on Goon's World  |  Last updated 7/4/12

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 28: Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center on November 28, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Getty Images Here is the press release from KARE 11 out of the Twin Cities. While I don’t like to use profanity on the blog, I do think a loud boisterous E’F Yeah might be in order.This is definitely a coup d'état for the Minnesota Wild.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild appear to be making a splash in the free agent waters.

ESPN's Pierre LeBrun tweeted "Zach Parise has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Wild."

Parise was seen as the top free agent in this summer's NHL class. The 27-year-old forward scored 31 goals and added 38 assists last season for the New Jersey Devils.

A source told LeBrun Parise's deal is worth $98 million over 13 years.

LeBrun also tweeted the Suter signing.

Suter, a native of Madison, Wis., spent seven seaons with the Nashville Predators. Last season, Suter posted a career high in points with 46 (7 goals, 39 assists) in 79 regular season games.
Earlier in the year I said I think that Zach Parise would sign with the Minnesota Wild. I was told by various fans that there was no way that Parise would sign with the Wild. Yeah! Looks like the nay sayers, Debbie Downers, Negative Nellies what ever you want to call them, were flat out dead wrong. Parise owns a house in Orno, Minnesota so he can sleep in his bed at night when the Minnesota Wild are at home.

I said on twitter last night that the Wild now have more former Badgers and Sioux than ex-Gophers on the Minnesota Wild.

Links to the Story

NHL Free Agency 2012: Minnesota Wild Sign Zach Parise and Ryan Suter [Hockey Wilderness]

Wild Fireworks on the Fourth of July [Russo's Rants]

Report: Zach Parise, Ryan Suter Each Sign 13-Year Deal With Minnesota Wild [NESN.COM]

Wild agree to terms with free agents Suter and Parise [TSN.COM]

Free agents Suter and Parise choose Wild [Flyers Insider]

Minnesota Wild getting both Parise, Suter [Pioneer Press]

Zach Parise, Ryan Suter to Wild [ESPN.COM]


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