]”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.”
"it's over baby"
12 years 104 Million.. Avg Cap hit of 8.7 just as the current deal.
They still have about 14 mill under the Cap..
Thoughts and opinions on the potential affect on Parise to MN?
If I"m Parise.. Do I want to take 5-8 years at 6-7 million to play with Crosby (IF healthy.. and thats a big if) and Malkin (IF he is extended) or do I want to be the big dog on the Wild Roster and Make upwards of 8mill per season myself.
Also, Looks like The Tenderness is going to be a UFA.. Doesn't mean we won't resign him. but he's going to test the market.
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Still think Parise is going to Detroit as of now.
I think Suter goes to Detroit not Parise
my hope is that Detroit (looking to replace Lidstrom) and the Pens (need Deffense more than they need offense, afterall thats partly why they got bounced from the playoffs) will get in a bidding war over Suter and the Wild will have an opportunity to swoop in and nab Parise.
The wild's D was a weakness last year.. But it was mainly "offensive" D that was the weakness. We can sign a servicable Offensive D-man and hopefully a prospect or two can blossom.
Wild Re-Signs Kassian
Link: http://wild.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=636456The Wild continues to re-sign cogs in its lineup, today locking up a tough winger with ton of character.
Minnesota has re-signed Matt Kassian to a two-year contract.
The 25 year old is the type of player that any team in the NHL would like to have in the locker room, but the Wild made sure to retain his services and Kassian is glad to be a part of the organization’s future.
“It’s fantastic, I couldn’t be any happier,” Kassian said. “This is where I wanted to be and I’m glad to get something worked out.”
The Edmonton Alberta native was on the Wells Fargo Minnesota Wild Road Tour at the Summer Bash when he received the news. Visiting the southern part of the state reaffirmed that he wanted to continue playing for the Wild.
“You see the environment and the fans that are supporting you,” Kassian said about the Road Tour. “It makes you want to be a part of the State of Hockey.”
With the Wild last season, Kassian scored two goals, both on March 1 against the Montreal Canadians. He also racked up 55 penalty minutes. He was recalled from the Houston Aeroes, the Wild’s American Hockey League affiliate, in late December and never looked back. He skated in 24 games with Minnesota.
The 6-foot-4 and 232 pound winger is a force anytime he’s on the ice. He is willing to play a physical game and doesn’t hesitate to stick up for teammates, a vital piece of the Wild’s lineup. The style in which Kassian uses to be effective, wasn’t something that needed to be discussed.
“It’s known on both sides,” Kassian said about his game. “They know what I need to do and I know what I need to do.
“If you want to relate it to the dating world, there are some things that are know on both sides, and you don’t need to talk about.”
While in Houston last season, Kassian played in 26 games, racking up 2 goals, 2 assists and 34 penalty minutes. After being recalled to Minnesota, he was a staple in the lineup until a sports hernia sidelined him in late March. However, it wasn’t an injury that would keep him on the shelf for very long.
“It wasn’t anything that was long-term injury,” Kassain said. He added that he was back to training at full speed about a week after the season.
The Wild’s second round (57th overall) pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft has played in 28 career NHL games. He made his debut against the Calgary Flames on Nov. 15 of the 2010-11 season.
Kassian joins Chad Rau and Stephane Veilleux as forwards to re-up with Minnesota this week. More than anything, the hulking forward is looking ahead to the start of the 2012-13 season in a Wild sweater.
“I was excited before,” Kassian said. “It was something I was looking forward to happening and it was able to come to fruition. I’ve been excited since the season ended to get back at it.”
Always a positive force, Kassian concluded, ”As long as you’re working hard, usually good things come to those who wait.”
Minnesota Wild: Notes on Guillaume Latendresse and free agency
Link: http://blogs.twincities.com/wild/201...d-free-agency/The Wild are a day closer to free agency, and it appears they’ll be moving on without Guillaume Latendresse after the forward informed the team he would test the market on Sunday, July 1.
THey can probably fiarly easily offer him 6-8mill and have a little additional room to work with.
The only hand up on this is what does Malkin want for his long term deal? If Malkin pulls a Crosby and signs for the same $ he's making now the pens are in great shape.. If he wants a raise to Ovie type money, then things get a little tighter.
I also think they have a much better chance at trading Martin AFTER Suter and Parise Sign.. Martin will be a good 2nd option in the trade market if the price is right.
If the Pens can some how dump Martin over the next couple of days. they are HUGE favorites to get Suter and Parise I'd have to think...
Wild Agrees To Terms With Genoway
Link: http://wild.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=636495The Wild has retained the services of another defenseman, as Minnesota has agreed to terms with Chay Genoway with a two-year deal.
The University of North Dakota product spent nearly all of last season with the Houston Aeroes, the Wild’s American Hockey League affiliate, before being recalled to the big club. Genoway made his NHL debut in the Wild’s last game of the season against the Phoenix Coyotes on April 7, 2012, recording one assist in 18:16 of ice time.
An offensive-minded defenseman, the Swan River, Manitoba native racked up 36 points (7-29=36) in his first season of pro hockey with the Aeroes.
Genoway’s contributions to Houston didn’t end on the ice. He was named the Aeros' winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Houston community during the 2011-12 season.
Before signing with the Wild as a free agent last summer, the 25 year old spent five years at North Dakota. He suffered a year-ending injury during the 2009-10 season and was granted a medical redshirt to return for a fifth season. Genoway returned with a vengeance in 2010-11. In 36 games, Genoway posted 8 goals and 31 assists. He captained UND to the Broadmoor Trophy, awarded to the WCHA playoff championship, and a Frozen Four appearance.
Genoway scored 127 career points in college, good for fourth among defensemen all-time at UND. He was an All-WCHA First Team selection in his final year.
Genoway joins forwards Matt Kassian, Chad Rau and Stephane Veilleux to re-sign with the Wild this week.