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The Minnesota Wild Land Zach Parise And Ryan Suter

As reported by the Star Tribune's Michael Russo, the Minnesota Wild have pulled off quite the NHL free agency coup. The team has agreed to terms on a 13-year contracts with defensman Ryan Suter and forward Zach Parise

Such a tandem should do a great deal to help the Wild, which has missed the playoffs each of the last four seasons, reach a higher state of relevance in the NHL. Parise tallied 31 goals and 38 assists with the Devils last season, and Suter scored a career high 46 points as one of the league's best defenseman. Both Parise and Suter are also veteran's of the U.S. Olympic team, helping the U.S. to a silver medal in 2010.


Both players will receive $98 million dollars over the course of their contracts, and it looks like the two were a package deal.

Suddenly, hockey in Minnesota just got a lot more interesting.

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