Jul 7, 2012, 9:11 PM EDT
According to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, the Minnesota Wild have sold over 1,500 season tickets since Wednesday when the Wild signed the duo and changed the team’s identity.
It’s fair to say that a lot of people in and outside of Minnesota are going to be watching the Wild with great interest when the 2012-13 season begins. They aren’t the first team to follow up a disappointing campaign with a big showing during the free agent process, but it’s rare to see a team land two players of the caliber of Parise and Suter.
All the same, the Sabres are perhaps the most recent cautionary tale. It’s one thing for them to boost their team on paper, but ultimately all this excitement and attention will only last if they follow it up with an impressive showing in 2012-13.
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- Lindros, LeClair and Desjardins to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame 56
- It’s back! PHT’s Team of the Day summer series starts tomorrow 7
- Pens sign Spaling — two years, $4.4 million 13
- Agent: Subban hasn’t told me to make him NHL’s highest-paid D 30
- Devils sign Greene to five-year, $25M extension 18
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million 46
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ 59
- Gettin’ paid: Gardiner inks five-year, $20.25M extension with Leafs 15
- Report: Trottier to join Sabres’ coaching staff 21
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal (63)
- Lindros, LeClair and Desjardins to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame (62)
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ (59)
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million (46)
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center (45)