One thing is for sure, the stereotype of hockey players being the toughest men on the planet is pretty much true.
Zach Parise and Ryan Suter just got $98 million contracts as free agents. Jiri Hudler got $16 million.
Pat Caputo gives the reasons the Wings aren’t doomed just because they didn’t sign Zach Parise and/or Ryan Suter:
According to multiple reports, the Minnesota Wild has agreed to terms with the two biggest free agents on the market, securing the services of defenseman Ryan Suter and forward Zach Parise.
Zach Parise needed more than 24 hours to choose which hockey team to make happy.
The Detroit Red Wings made a lot of ripples while hoping to make a big splash by signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
All season long, Zach Parise declined to talk about his contract status and the fact that he’s facing unrestricted free agency this summer.
The Red Wings were eliminated early again, and because I like to be helpful, I already laid out the ideal off-season plan for GM Ken Holland.