Haha I understand what you are saying Tg, but its hard to justify giving him more then what Stamkos is making considering Stamkos out produces him by 20-30 pts per yer. Stamkos is heavily front loaded but his cap hit is 7.5, that should be able to be done for Parise.
I don't think the Wild has any interest in Semin. He has been available for the past few seasons and the Wild have never been mentioned in association with him. Semin is a bit of a character to say the least, his work ethic has been criticized many times, and there is always the threat of him jumping to the KHL.
As far as Parise and Suter, I think signing both is a pipe dream but if we can get one that would be amazing. I really think we have a better shot at Parise though because he wants to come in and be the man in an organization. Here in Minnesota he would be and on top of that we can offer him more money than anyone else with our cap space.
If I had to choose between Parise and Suter though, I would rather have Suter. Our defense is full of bottom guys outside of Scandella and Gilbert who are both really fringe 3/4 guys. Suter would immediately drastically improve our D if we got him, but convincing any top D to join our blue line will be a miracle.
]”Goaltending is a normal job, sure. How would you like it in your job if every time you made a small mistake, a red light went on over your desk and 15,000 people stood up and yelled at you.”
Still think Semin would be a fine fit tho. Gilbert is a 2/3 guy and Scandella has potential to be 2/3 as well. We shouldnt go after Suter, rather Carle or Garrison we can develop our own #1. Parise for high 7.5 to 8 is fine, would bring lots of offense
I find it dumb that we have to wait so long after the draft for free agency to begin.
Just a couple more days Purp be patient
I just wanna say, by the way, I'm so impressed with this Wild forum and how it's grown in the last week or so. I'm trying to do the same with Oilers and Avs but to no avail so far. Especially with it being the offseason now I would imagine it would be hard to get posters in here but not you guys, you've been awesome. I truly believe we can build this forum into one of the NHL's best. 11 guests in here right now...11.
that would be excellent
Yes I cant wait for FA...just gotta keep telling yourself a couple more days...im so excited for next season if there is a lockout I might kill someone/something (joking...but serious)
I read that the NHL might start the season without a labor deal in place. As long as both sides agree to continue talks past the expiration date of the old on Sept. 15th. I think the last thing anyone wants is another lockout.
I'm still holding out hope we land both Parise and Suter. I'm sure I'll do something stupid if we did. Something like figure skate nude at the home opener.....
I'll throw the Mighty Ducks trilogy out there as part of our hockey tradition as well.
Charlie Conway = the best hockey captain ever.