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Minnesota Wild sign Zach Parise (13 yrs, $7.54M cap hit)

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07-04-2012, 11:43 AM
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Wow, Kampfer is a top 4 guy for the Wild?
Kampfer will be in the AHL most likely.

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Congrats to the Wild and their fans. A big leg up for an organization that already seemed to have a pretty bright future.

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and the rest of their roster is a joke.

Vancouver
LA
Detroit
Chicago
St Louis
San Jose
Nashville
Phoenix

All better than the Wild, even with Suter and Parise. Thats not factoring in Edmonton either, or the friggin Eastern Conference.
... Detroit, Chicago, Nashville and Phoenix have some serious holes right now...

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and the rest of their roster is a joke.

Vancouver
LA
Detroit
Chicago
St Louis
San Jose
Nashville
Phoenix

All better than the Wild, even with Suter and Parise. Thats not factoring in Edmonton either, or the friggin Eastern Conference.
I'm a Hawks fan, but on paper right now Minesota is clearly superior to Chicago, Nashville, Phoenix, and Detroit.

And to be quite honest, San Jose as well. That team took a sizable step back last year.

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Grats to the Wilds

Seems like Canuck's era of cruise control for division title is slowly coming to an end with every other intra-divisional team getting some sizeable upgrades. (Not that they won't have a chance for the five-peat, but they will really have to earn it this year)

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He got money, lots and lots of money, and he went home. You would all do the same.
just wait until when/if semin goes to the KHL its going to be this backlash x a billion even though its the same damn thing.

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that is a LOT of money

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Congrats to the Wild. Happy to see them get better and in a position to compete. Yeah, they probably overpaid a bit and had to give longer contracts than comfortable, but that is the price of trying to lure big UFAs to a team that is not doing well. They now have something to build around and could be a real threat in a few years.

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Congrats to the Wild and their fans. Hell of a 4th of July gift! After 4 non-playoff years, they deserve a day like today. To get both is incredible. Wow.
Flames haven't made the playoffs in 3 years, and aside from 2004, hadn't won a playoff series since 1989.

Do we deserve a day like today?

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Not necessarily his fault, but you can't just come out and say that signing him to that huge deal didn't have some sort of impact on the Devils not being able to retain him. How much of an impact, I honestly couldn't tell you, nor will I speculate over it.

I said that the Devils would lose Parise when they signed Kovalchuk to that deal.

I got laughed at.

It happened.
because your reasoning is flawed. I ate a bagel today. The earth is going to end. Take something of certainty and pair it with something with high probability and imagine there's a causal relationship

Kovalchuk is making 86* million over the next 13 years. Parise is making 98. How's that Kovalchuk's fault that Parise priced himself out?

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Regardless of what people think, this is the best contract Parise (and Suter) got. There really was not gimmick that Chuck Fletcher told Parise and Suter. We know there's no "come to the Wild to win cup speech". This is about the Wild showing the biggest cheque of anyone in term of dollar amount and upfront payment/guarantee probably for this year in case of lock out. That's it

Gotta say ownership has the balls to give the green light though
Supposedly philly's offer was the largest total value...who knows about the structure though. I bet they got comparable offers from a few teams bug picked Minnie for other reasons.

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I dont think hes a traitor. i just dont dont think he gives a damn bout winning. the wild arent even a top 16 team.
Granted, they are not a lock to be a top team....but they were in 1st place in the NHL through some point in December last year untill the injury bug bit hard.

Are they a lock to win a cup, no, but baring a repete of the injury disaster that struck last year, they are a lock to be a playoff team at the least.

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29 years old and I still havent seen a decent Minnesota team since I was wearing underoos.

Last time I checked, the Devils have 5 Stanley Cup appearances since 1995

It's 2012 buddy... Who cares if your team was good 10 years ago. The Wild will be better next year and many more after that.

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Term, not dollar.

The 7.5 cap hit is fair, it's the 13 part.

7.5 looks awesome at 27, but at 35-36 and having a 7.5 cap hit is gonna look..well...look like something special.

I am seeing it on my team now with guys like Briere, Bryzgalov, and Pronger.

But still, soak it in. It is a great day for Wild fans!
Briere, I'll agree. But Pronger being injured isn't something you can fault him on. We can't predict concussions, all we can do is hope it never happens.

And I think Bryzgalov is still a very good player. I have to disagree with you on him.

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With Parise, Setoguchi, and likely now Mikael Granlund on the way...the Wild could be dangerous for years to come. The lesson in all of this, however...blood lines sometimes do run deep. Mikko Koivu may be the captain, but Zach Parise - a Minnesota native and whose father once captained the North Stars - is now the face of Minnesota hockey.

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07-04-2012, 11:45 AM
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It's risky to sign such lengthy deals but the Wild have never splurged before, much to their fanbase's chagrin. So it was about time. Hopefully they don't have a repeat of Drury/Gomez but these two are not nearly as overpaid and are in their prime. The Wild won't be winning the Cup next year IMO but their ability to make the playoffs just shot up two-fold. Remember, UFA signings are probably one of the least important components to building a championship team. It's sometimes just beefing up what you already have and if the Wild are going to be contenders it'll be done with prospect development. And the good newss is they've got a boatload of promising players on the way. So things are finally looking up for the Wild and good thing too. This is a franchise and fanbase that deserves some major success.

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07-04-2012, 11:45 AM
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Very happy for the Minnesota Wild. Despite what some are saying, I believe that these two will completely re-shape the success of the team for both the short term and long term.

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I can't believe Parise is making more than Kovy. That's just.. wrong

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even with suter the defense is straight up putrid
pretty much my thought too. They gotta fix the defense.

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Among those 4 teams, there is only the Wild that should be in the payoffs for sure (and let's'not underrate the chemistry).
Yea i definitely dont see calgary making the playoffs. Going to be real tough for Edmonton and Colorado to make it in. My bet is one of them does but just barely.

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This team is a sure Cup contender, and definitely could win the Northwest this year.

Congrats to Wild fans. I've always liked them. Hopefully they can go far.

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pretty much my thought too. They gotta fix the defense.
Thats what Brodin, Dumba, Spurgeon, and Scandella are for.

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Congrats Wild fans

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After winning the Cup, the whole Kovalchuk thing doesn't sting anymore; however, this couldn't have worked out better for those Kings fans that still hate the guy.

It was obvious at the time that he made the wrong hockey decision and now he's basically back in Atlanta. It was all about the money and I hope NJ fans realize that now.

Back on topic, this is great for the Wild and for its fans. NW has been a joke so it's nice to see Vancouver have to play some tough games within the division. I'm not worried as a Kings fan though as any team with Heatley on it will never win the Cup but as a season seat holder, I'm happy that the two games against the Wild will be better watch.

Congrats Wild fans. You have to love when management goes all in like this.

Also, so awesome they didn't go to Detroit or Pittsburgh. Nice cap-clearing there Pittsburgh.
When did Atlanta make the finals?

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Great day for the Wild!!!

I'm genuinely thrilled to see this, even as a Nucks fan.

Minny has great fans and it's great to see a real hockey market win with UFAs.

Not to mention a team that's generally been one of the have-nots.

Great news. Looking forward to the battles next season.

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