I have been doing these for every team for years in here, I think this is team 26 this offseason so far, I have deliberately saved the Wild (as well as the Flyers) for towards the end as we have such a large contingent of Wild fans in here and quite frankly in these I call em as I see em, sometimes that tends to piss people off who think that their own team has the 21 best players in the game currently on the roster but that is not my intention, just a quick recap from an outsider point of view
^ What CreaseAndAssist said.
Plus about a million and a half to two million of his salary was a hand-me-down from Parise to urge him to come here. Legitimately he's not worth the kind of money he's getting.
Make no mistake, Suter is a very capable d-man but in the Weber-Suter era in Nashville where they commanded a ton of attention as a defensive duo... Weber was the sh!t whereas Suter was the non-flashy stay at home guy. The Wild got Suter and automatically he was put in all ki
^^ Thinking about it - could it be how we actually pick and draft these people? For example, they're all incredibly polite, and I wouldn't doubt if they say "sorry about that" when they run into an opponent... Could it be that our staff relies very heavily on "he's a nice guy and therefore I think we can mold them" - when those types of players all have that "kind gene" in their system that makes them attractive to our scouts...?
EEk and Coyle have very similar styles - but also Gra
(shrugs) That's a great question. The only thing I can gather is the established vets are threatened by them or they see Zucker, Nino etc as hindrances to bringing in other free agents. I have long felt; even going back to Zucker's early emergence as a speedy scorer that he was shamed for his exuberance, skill, and scoring ability. The vets hated his confidence and want to take the puck and score so they have complained to coaches, gotten his role reduced. Honestly, is there any explanation