Minnesota Wild Sign Zach Parise AND Ryan Suter

 

Happy birthday America!  The Minnesota Wild started the fireworks early on the Fourth of July by announcing matching contracts for free agent forward Zach Parise, and free agent defenseman Ryan Suter.  Both players were clearly the best available at their position in the free agent market, and in the end decided to join forces and come to the State of Hockey.  Each deal is for 13 years, $98 million, which should essentially keep both players in Minnesota for the rest of their careers.  To learn more about both signings, and how this affects the Minnesota Wild going forward, continue after the jump.

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Minnesota Wild About Having A Winning Hockey Team Again

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The Minnesota Wild are providing a glimmer of hope for the suffering fans of the State of Hockey as winter falls upon us.  After a dramatic shootout win in Edmonton on Wednesday night, the Minnesota Wild now have their best start in the 11 year history of the franchise.  “You’re now f-ing with the best in the world” as Minnesota has flirted with the top of the NHL standings, currently sit tied atop the Western Conference, and reside comfortably atop the Northwest Division, all before the calendar turns to December.  The Wild are not longer a lollipop on the schedule of other teams, and much of the credit goes to new coach Mike Yeo.  For more on Yeo and the dramatic turnaround for the Team of 18,000, continue after the jump.

 

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Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks Make Second Blockbuster Trade

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MARTIN HAVLAT TRADED FOR DANY HEATLEY

 

The Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks have made a second blockbuster trade in just over a week.  The Wild send last year’s leading scorer Martin Havlat to the Sharks for former Wisconsin Badger star Dany Heatley.  The trade was an old school one for one player swap, something rarely seen in these days of mega contracts.  Havlat has four years left at $5 million per season, while Heatley will make $7.5 million for the next three years.

 

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