As I said on Twitter...the Minnesota Wild are going to have their 'reckoning' this summer. Listening to Russo's podcast (the one I attended) I totally missed that Brock Nelson apparently wanted to come back...but instead took the Islanders' extension instead. Not that we have to have every single Minnesota player but its more proof that the outside view of this club is pretty ugly. Despite what the Kool Aid drinkers want people to believe.
Reading Fenton talk glowingly about his
Exactly. As the more harsh way of saying it, "don't piss on my leg and tell me its raining outside." I think this fanbase is more than capable of tolerating reality. I think most recognize its old, slow and has a pretty shallow prospect pool. I think they realize we're not even close to being a contender for the Cup let alone the playoffs. So what, we need to rebuild. Of course we freakin' do!
Why pretend that isn't necessary when everyone knows it is. Unless the owner simp
Although Mileski made a good point in the latest Beyond the Pod episode. As much as the team would like to rebuild, it can't because of the deals it signed with #11 and #20. Those contracts are virtually impossible to get out of. Both because of the length, the current age of these players and the fact they were given NMC's too. Yet, and this has been stated in other threads I believe...any player who could be given that kind of financial security would probably take it.
I wonder if J. T. Brown thought about next season's salary $687,500 when he goes off and gets drunk before the last game.
Maybe some team will pick it up. Is it just him being stupid and selfish and not caring about the team? Or a product of the overall environment of the locker room?
Whatever, I'd rather see him gone...Even before this event.
I don't begrudge Parise or Suter for taking that contract. Anyone here would have done the same. But don't whine now about how you don't want to be part of a rebuild. If you don't want to be part of a rebuild, then call your agent up and get him to start shopping you around. Maybe there is an up and coming team that can fit you in under the cap. There are always teams looking to sign dead contracts or overpaid players to just reach the salary floor...
And while the contracts are almo