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07-31-2012, 06:41 PM
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They have enough now and they are building a contender, within 2-3 seasons away now. But Parise and Suter said that they can help bring UFAs if needed. Many players have contacts in the area and might want to join the bandwagon in the future.
You mean 2-3 years when they potentially lose Backstrom, Heatley, Setoguchi, Cullen, and Bouchard to possible retirement/UFA?
I mean if the thought is to win now I don't seee how they can do that with the D that they have and 2 goalies that can't seem to stay healthy for a full year. If it's to win in a few years, then I don't see how that will happen since they will have a number of holes to fill throughout the roster. They are really in a strange spot were they have an insane payroll right now and in two years the have like 6 guys under contract... I like the Wild a lot (probably my 3rd or 4th favorite) and have a number of friends that love them, but even some of them are scratching their heads at some of the moves lately. It's not like players are going to suddenly start taking pay cuts to go play with Suter and Parise when they are on the bloated contracts they have. So the Wild will likely begin paying Parise and Suter's "friends" big money deals like those two got (which I really don't see as doing anything but putting them in cap hell,) or try to build from within around those two which puts the target date for being a contender likely further than the 2-3 years that you estimated.
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