Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wild Day for Minnesota!

Minnesota hockey fans are having an ecstatic and wild day this 4th of July. is reporting that free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter have signed with the Minnesota Wild. This is great news to this Wild fan. It's about time we get good news regarding the Wild.

Zach Parise Autographed Photograph - CENTER 8.5x11 ColorWild fans have endured some horrible seasons. The team needs to make the playoffs in order to keep fan interest alive in the team. Today, July 4th, Wild fans got some hope. What was looking to be unlikely a few weeks ago, the Wild, in a great coup, seem to have landed the biggest NHL free agency prize in Zach Pasrise.

I was stunned to learn about this great news. Right now, I don't have nay more details. Parise was captain of the New Jersey Devils, who he helped lead to the Stanley Cup Finals. Parise was a great part of the Devils playoff push. He was a great leader for the club.

The Wild have to be considered instant favorites to make the playoffs in 2013, now that they've landed to hot free agents. Wild fans will also expect the club to do well in the playoffs. With these two additions, they will hopefully get their wish.

I wonder if Martin Brodeur is regretting signing a two year contract with the Devils. Parise had said last week that he wanted to remain in New Jersey. Maybe Marty took him at his word. Now Martin Brodeuer is left backstopping his team without the team's star player.

Had Brodeur known that Parise was going to sign with the Wild, I think he would have given free agency more of a shot. The Devils chances at getting back to the playoffs will be greatly reduced without Parise and his leadership.

Ryan Suter played for the Nashville Predators and it had been reported that the Detroit Red Wings had offered him 90 million over 13 years. I'm wondering if the two came as a package deal. I'm surprised the Wild were able to pull this off and land two of the most coveted free agents in hockey.

The Devils loss is the Wild's gain. Good for Minnesota and good for the hockey team. This Independence day is definitely a wild one for the hockey team and its fans. Hooray!

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