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Old 07-05-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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now I need to read up on the Red Wings, Pengs, Preds & Devil boards as to how they didn't want them anyways...
Suter was wanted, but I was growing concerned about the high cost and length of the contract. It's a partial relief to know we aren't stuck with it (Red Wings). We'll see how things go, but I wonder if the Wild made a mistake committing so much money to just two players. The Red Wings have two long contracts too, one of which may have been a mistake.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Roberto Luongo on leaving Canucks: ‘It’s time to move on..

VANCOUVER — There was no poker face from Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo, who laid all his cards on the table in an interview Friday and confirmed what everyone really already knew.

His days in Vancouver are done.
source: Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo wants out of Vancouver | NHL | Sports | National Post

Well it sucks to see Bobby Lou go but he had a good Run up here in VanCouver and well hope he is happy where ever he decides to play next season.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Interesting insight into the Wild's pursuit of Parise and Suter and how long they have been working on setting up for this particular free agent signing period in trading away salaries in exchange for cap space and still be able to attract theses established players by having young talent to build on.

Wild's 72 hours of pursuit, anxiety and elation | StarTribune.com
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Interesting insight into the Wild's pursuit of Parise and Suter and how long they have been working on setting up for this particular free agent signing period in trading away salaries in exchange for cap space and still be able to attract theses established players by having young talent to build on.

Wild's 72 hours of pursuit, anxiety and elation | StarTribune.com
Minus some homer hyperbole and not even questioning the $98 million contracts, an interesting read.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Minus some homer hyperbole and not even questioning the $98 million contracts, an interesting read.
The thing with this is before the Wild signed Parise his cost was always talked up at being closer to 10 million at a year at 10 years. The Wild sign him and Suter at 7.5 a year with frontloaded contracts and suddenly they "overpaid." I'm not sure who you are a fan of so you I can't say if you fit this or not, but most of that talk is from bitter Wings, Devils, Preds, and Penguins fans. It was hilarious how on July 3rd these players were being hyped to no end, everyone wanted them, spare no expense! Then they sign with the Wild and suddenly "meh they were overrated anyway and not worth the money!" Give me a break.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Also, Parise took less money to play with the Wild. Those contracts just don't bother me that much.
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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The thing with this is before the Wild signed Parise his cost was always talked up at being closer to 10 million at a year at 10 years. The Wild sign him and Suter at 7.5 a year with frontloaded contracts and suddenly they "overpaid." I'm not sure who you are a fan of so you I can't say if you fit this or not, but most of that talk is from bitter Wings, Devils, Preds, and Penguins fans. It was hilarious how on July 3rd these players were being hyped to no end, everyone wanted them, spare no expense! Then they sign with the Wild and suddenly "meh they were overrated anyway and not worth the money!" Give me a break.
I'm a Wings fan. Lifelong. Some are upset, many are indifferent. Mostly because of the money and long term contracts. Detroit wanted Suter and I don't think they wanted to do a package for the two. In the long run it works out for Detroit and Minnesota.

Don't make assumptions. You don't need a "break".
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I'm a Wings fan. Lifelong. Some are upset, many are indifferent. Mostly because of the money and long term contracts. Detroit wanted Suter and I don't think they wanted to do a package for the two. In the long run it works out for Detroit and Minnesota.

Don't make assumptions. You don't need a "break".
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I'm not sure who you are a fan of so you I can't say if you fit this or not
I stated very clearly I wasn't sure if it fit you or not, perhaps try reading my whole post. Don't make assumptions...
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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A pushing 50 Hasek wants a NHL return.

Report: Hasek contacts Sabres, who pass on return - NHL.com - News
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:44 PM
 
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That'd be amazing! I know he had some groin problems back when he was with the Wings. But if he can stay healthy, that'd be fun to watch.
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