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PHT on TV: Five things you should know about this off-season

Jun 13, 2012, 12:07 AM EDT

Yes, we get it Los Angeles Kings; you won the 2012 Stanley Cup finals. That happened yesterday. For a very proactive/impatient segment of the hockey world, the focus already shifts to next season. Those people will be very pleased with this Sports Talk bit featuring PHT’s Jason Brough and Mike Halford, which covers off-season storylines revolving around Roberto Luongo, Rick Nash and more.

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  1. howardforvezina - Jun 13, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    James there is an interesting article on Detroit Free Press about Jason Garrison.

  2. greatminnesotasportsmind - Jun 13, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    Interview from 1500 ESPN
    Lou Nanne, former player, GM, coach, and commentator was on 2 Twin Cities radio stations today and he stated the Wild will “throw the kitchen sink” at Parise and” there is a good chance” he ends up in Minnesota because he doesn’t see anybody in the NHL willing giving him as much as the Wild will and he “will not be surprised if Zach Parise came home to the Minnesota Wild.”

    He also stated the Wild will be in on 2 big name players. Parise and Suter. They will do “everything in their power to get them” He talked to Wild owner Craig Leipold and “they definately can get both.” Rangers, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Florida will be going after Parise, but the Wild are willing to out spend all of them.

    Interview from KFAN
    Nanne “doesn’t see how Parise is not coming here (Minnesota). No one is going to outbid the Wild.” Parise “will sign for a lot more than expected (everyone was guessing even on this site 7.5 to 8 million)” The Wild’s offer will be so “substancially more than anyone else he can’t see Parise turning it down”

    My Thoughts
    Now knowing how invested the Wild are in on Parise and knowing they are prepared to make Parise an offer he can’t refuse and how Nashville’s GM David Poile’s past history of trading pending UFA negotiating rights, my guess is the Wild will swing a deal with Nashvillle to get ahead of Detroit and and anyone else for Suter. That is how the Wild will get both Parise and Suter.

    Interview #1, about half way though the 2nd hour

    Interview #2 starts at 21:10
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    • m1lla7 - Jun 13, 2012 at 4:06 PM

      He won’t sign there.

  3. W - Jun 13, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    After just losing in the SCF, why would Parise go to a team that will pay him $7.5 / $8 mill annually only to miss the playoffs year-over-year?

    Detroit has the edge here considering the history, the foundation of the team, a great coaching staff, and the winning tradition.

    I agree Parise / Suter are a package deal, but there’s more to life than money.

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Jun 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM

      The Wild long had an inept GM who wouldn’t buy or draft any significant firepower to help a team that was also coached by the most defensive-minded coach the NHL has ever seen. They’re in a new era and the Risebrough years are done while Fletcher’s decisions will start coming to fruition next season. The future is bright in St. Paul.

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