[QUOTE=HTT3;53090959]He offered Suter a contract, but when the word came out that Parise and Suter were a package deal, that pretty much ended that. That's almost $200 million dollars for two players for the next 13yrs. With the uncertainty of the next CBA, that is just crazy. Holland gets an A+ for not trying to overpay for both players. Wild will suffer, you'll see.
Or it could just be sour grapes? Seriously, the Wild have a ton of money coming off the books next summer (Bouchard, Cullen, Backstrom etc.) which means they will be below the cap even if the owners get everything they want (which they won't).
Besides even with the low dollar amount Suter and Parise are making in years 10-13 if they aren't effective players they will likely just retire and the cap hit will end. These guys have pride and if they aren't effective players when they are 38 years old they aren't going to hang on to collect a million or two extra.