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Wild fans can already buy Parise, Suter jerseys

Jul 4, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT

The NHL Store is on top of its game. Fans in New York City already have the option to buy a Zach Parise and/or Ryan Suter Minnesota Wild jersey, as you can see from this image taken at the store (via the NHL):


(If I were some marketer, I’d absolutely offer a Parise-Suter “package deal” for $196. Then I’d probably lose a lot of money, judging by how much they tend to sell for.)

For some, they’ll see Parise’s No. 11 jersey and say, “Oh, he gave up No. 9 because Mikko Koivu is wearing that.” Well, maybe he would’ve gone with No. 11 anyway, because his father J.P. Parise also wore No. 11 with the Minnesota North Stars.

Here’s a random question to wrap things up: if you’re a Wild fan and you only have the scratch to buy one of the two jerseys, which one would you get? (Please don’t say Jake Dowell.)

  1. dumptrucked - Jul 4, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    ZP for sure. I will admit though that Suter is the more important aquisition, but ZP is a local boy and has a great family legacy.

  2. dumptrucked - Jul 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Also there will be Dowell jerseys around here as he is an Eau Claire Memorial (wi, about 50 minutes away) product, lots of local area support for Dowell.

  3. mclovinhockey - Jul 4, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Wow, this is idiotic. It’s not like they got stamkos and giroux… They got 2 great players… Not elite players. This puts them at having a shot at MAKING the playoffs, they will at best be battling for 7th- 10th place.

    • adlent - Jul 4, 2012 at 6:44 PM

      I’m not even a Wild fan, but I find all the vitriol pretty amusing. Multiple teams were clamoring for these guys and now that they are on the Wild all the hate comes out.

      • lordfletcher - Jul 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM


        thank you!

        I find it funny that those who are now pissed off and call the contracts stupid, do not understand that their GM offered the exact same contract, if not even more money.

        Parise / Suter took less to play in MN.

        Eat those apples Detroit and Pitts!

    • stateofhockey11 - Jul 4, 2012 at 6:55 PM

      I’d say do your research on the team, it’s not just that they got these two, it’s that they have either the 1st or 2nd ranked (depending on who you talk to) crop of young talent coming up, they have solid tending, and have made other moves to add depth to an above average team. They didn’t make the playoffs two years ago, but were above .500, were the best team in hockey for half the year last year, but didn’t have the depth to handle key losses to their top 6 forwards. This team was on the verge of being a contender, and these additions should make them perennial playoff contender for the foreseeable future.

      • ray2013 - Jul 4, 2012 at 7:09 PM

        I happened to think that they were playing over their heads in the early part of last season, and that their final position was closer to their actual talent level than their early strong start indicated. When Kyle Brodziak is one of your leading scorers, you’re not a very good team. I watched Brodziak for years playing in Edmonton, and being unable to consistently crack the line-up when they were finishing 30th in consecutive years.

        But now they’ve got ZP and Suter. They should make the playoffs or bust.

      • acarlson13 - Jul 4, 2012 at 10:26 PM

        Ray2013, they began to their “actual talent level” because all of their top players were injured. The beginning of the season is where their talent level can be at when healthy… 1st in the league, plus Parise and Suter now. Legit Cup contender.

      • ray2013 - Jul 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

        acarlson13 – Well if we only count the first month or two of last season, then by that standard, the Oilers should be considered Cup contenders. They were among the NHL leaders at the start of last season when their whole lineup was healthy, and they’ve added Nail Yakupov, and Justin Schultz. Is that realistic? Not likely.

        We’ll see how they do now, with two top free agents signed. Let’s have this discussion again at the all-star break. If the Wild are real contenders, they should be a top-4 team. Injuries are part of the game so hopefully they can stay healthy and you can crow about the Wild in a few months time.

      • flyeredup202 - Jul 5, 2012 at 8:56 AM

        Flyers Fan here… wild will be a team to beat in the next few years….
        ALOT of young talent… wild and oilers… they are the new Detroit…

  4. greatminnesotasportsmind - Jul 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    I guarantee when the 2014 Winter Classic (it will be here now) and the Wild wear the throwback North Star jerseys, Parise may be the highest selling jersey of all time.

    His dad wore #11 for the North Stars too.

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Jul 4, 2012 at 9:04 PM

      No way NBC moves the “winter classic” away from the east coast, it’s always gonna be a mix of about 6 cities involved, the only reason Toronto is their this year is because the Leafs fans are their only hope of getting 100,000 (no offense to Wings fans it’ll just take both groups to fill that stadium) next year it’ll be back to the east coast, probably either another Pens v Caps game this time from RFK or else they’ll have the Rangers hosting a game in either Yankee Stadium or Citi Field. In NBC’s mind the NHL doesn’t exist outside of the northeast, Chicago and Detroit.

      The Wild’s (or really any other American teams) hope is that they add a second outdoor game on New Years day or they hijack the Heritage Classic from Canada.

  5. kcredneck - Jul 4, 2012 at 7:03 PM


    • betrayedbylife - Jul 4, 2012 at 7:18 PM

      speak english

  6. acieu - Jul 4, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    When Tebow signs with the Wild I will buy a sweater.

  7. thepurp1 - Jul 4, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Broten, or bobby smith, Steve Payne, Craig hartsburg, or how bout basil McCray? All those would be neat on wild jersies!!!

  8. bethgoesglobal - Jul 4, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    I wouldn’t buy any- jerseys look like crap on women

    • lordfletcher - Jul 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM

      sweet story brah

      • bethgoesglobal - Jul 4, 2012 at 8:19 PM

        what are you trying to get at here?

  9. kcredneck - Jul 4, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    betrayedbylife you must be FRENCH CANADIAN! NUMBNUTS

  10. nobandwagoners - Jul 4, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    So if the NHL’s own store is selling these jerseys and profitting in doing so, does that mean that the NHL has approved the signings and will not, for example, investigate whether they violate/circumvent the salary cap rules and possibly set one or both of them aside like they did to Kovy?

  11. lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 4, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Where are the Konopka jerseys?

  12. dreamzilla - Jul 4, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    funny thing is ppl will line up to buy these in force for 100 and up to 250 bucks, and in 5 days i can get these same players for for about 35 bucks and flip them for double or triple ….its called CHINAMAN jerseys ….BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  13. istallion - Jul 4, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    How are the Wild under the cap? Is everyone else making minimum wages?

  14. blomfeld - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:50 AM


    As an ardent and and values-driven fan of the reigning “Stanley Cup Champion” Los Angeles Kings, I do sincerely wish the best for the Minnesota. I’ve always had a soft spot in me for the Wild (ie: North Stars) as they were “expansion brothers” with us Kings back in ’67 … and Minnesota is peopled with “good folk” who have an “indigenous” appreciation for the game. Nonetheless, this signing is a risky gamble at best. On the one hand, the Wild may have now “guaranteed” themselves a playoff berth for the next 2-3 years out ? On the other hand however, this signing may ultimately prove to be their “financial” Waterloo in the end ? I wish the Wild well and God Speed to them …

    ps: my name is Blomfeld and I wish our American friends a Happy 4th ! :)

  15. riiseli - Jul 5, 2012 at 4:14 AM

    Parise wore #11 with North Dakota, but it was taken (by John Madden) in NJ, so he went with #9.

  16. corbinlucas42 - Jul 5, 2012 at 6:56 AM

    Funny how the jerseys reebok thing on the back is the reebok symbol not the words REEBOK which the NHL switched to in 2011-12

  17. comeonnowguys - Jul 5, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Happy for the Wild, but seriously, the red primary with green and gold has got to go asap. Just base it off their thirds.

    At the very least, now would be a great time to flip their homes and thirds in priority.

  18. mcdyer - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    so weird to see Parise’s name with #11…guess it’s just because i’m used to him as #9 for the past 8 years

  19. northstars17 - Jul 5, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Basil McRae was a Northstar… and also my fav enforcer of all time. just curious… why the hell would you want a WILD jersey with his name??? he was a Northstar, not a ghey Wild player.

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