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Parise’s Minnesota jersey was the No. 1 seller in July

Aug 9, 2012, 12:55 PM EDT

Zach Parise

Just hours after Zach Parise and Ryan Suter signed with the Minnesota Wild, the NHL Store had both jerseys on display.

Now it’s clear why they were produced so quickly.

According to NHL Director of Entertainment Publicity Nirva Milord, Parise’s No. 11 Minnesota Wild jersey was the top seller at the NHL’s online store ( for the month of July.

This shouldn’t come as a major surprise given how receptive fans were to the Wild’s free agent splurge. According to the Star-Tribune, the team sold 500 season tickets in the two hours following the Suter-Parise signings and by the end of the day (July 4), that number was up to 700.

By July 7, the club was reporting over 1,500 season tickets sold.

If you’re curious about the other hot jersey sellers in July, click here and here.

Of note, there are five L.A. Kings in the top 12: Dustin Brown (12), Drew Doughty (seven), Mike Richards (six), Jonathan Quick (five) and Anze Kopitar (four).

  1. mpg44 - Aug 9, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Hey…. People need toilet paper! You that thing we use to wipe!! Good luck you lying POS !! We all know just how much of a contender minnesota is …. ( cue the comedy music here) !!!

    • greatminnesotasportsmind - Aug 9, 2012 at 7:35 PM

      Sour grapes still eh? Maybe you should go back and look at the reasons why they signed here. Prehaps they see the Wild as a Cup contending team in the near future.

  2. mpg44 - Aug 10, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    In the beginning , maybe , but certainly not now. Not since all the information has come out that actually shows what kind of character he has. I say good riddance now !! What pisses me off even more now is that we lost a very good player in ponikorovsky because of his lies. Apparently him daddy didn’t teach well enough about being a man and telling the truth. I would have had no problem with all of this if he had not said all that he did. After all the facts came out it was made pretty clear from the beginning that this was his intention the while time. As for the wild being “contenders” , we all know it takes more then even a few players and it takes a whole team. So good luck with that since the whole payroll is tied up in just two players.

    • spiciercheez - Aug 10, 2012 at 3:46 PM

      You don’t know much about the Wild. Oh, you should try to be happy since you lost a guy with such bad character and is a ‘liar’. It’s Friday…be happy!!!

  3. mpg44 - Aug 10, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    It doesn’t take a genius to look at the wild , what they have done , with whom they have done it with , to realize that they are NOT contenders. It does take 20 guys , all on the same Page and effort just to be legitimate contenders. You haven’t even played one game yet , and you think you are something so what does that say about you. I just look at facts and trends and see the pattern. That just what every hockey fan would do. Think with your head not with your heart.

    • mpg44 - Aug 10, 2012 at 5:48 PM

      Oh and by the way…. I work on Saturdays so Friday means nothin to me. Now tomorrow night…. Well that’s a different story!!

    • williplett - Aug 11, 2012 at 12:59 AM

      “Think with your head not with your heart.”-mpg44

      Come on.

      You have the nerve to drop this on people when your own statements are ALL about heart and not head. Parise’s jersey being used as TP? Bringing his dad into the mix? Continued whining about your team losing it’s captain? Don’t talk about head instead of heart when it comes to Wild fans if you can’t deliver the same when it comes to your own team.


    • karl1210 - Aug 11, 2012 at 11:05 AM

      Obviously you haven’t looked at the Wild, because you would see this is an up and coming team even with out Parise and Suter. The Wild were in first place last in December last season before injuries struck,and now we added depth to prevent a major slide like that. The Wild have Miko Koivu Danny Heatly, Devin Setoguchi, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, and Matt Cullen just to name a few on offense. Our D now lead by Suter is young but they are talented with players like Jared Spurgeon and Marco Scandella. Not to mention we have one of the most highly touted prospects coming to the Wild this season Mikael Granlund. Are the Wild Stanley Cup contenders? Maybe not but they are playoff contenders at the very least. And all you need to do is get in like the Kings did and who knows what could happen. So if you want to be a crybaby about Parise a month after he left you team, fine. But get some knowledge before you speak about things you really have no idea what you are talking about if you are going to evaluate the Wild.

      • mpg44 - Aug 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM

        Boy you have done lost your mind. Here, tell me what they HAVE done , not kind of sorta done. Since there inception there haven’t even been a blip on the radar of the cup. If you really feel being a playoff contender is ok , then you must like settling. But then again your a wild fan. Any year your goal should be the cup , not the playoffs and then well see. That’s a cop out attitude. I couldn’t really viva rats ass about what could have or should have I care about what is. Here are the facts, I you haven’t made a legitimate push for the cup …. THEN YOU ARE NOT A CONTENDER!!!!!! You are just another pipe dreamer if you really think that putting two players on a team and think they are instant contenders then YOU SIR NEED TO TAKE A LOOK JOW THIS GAME REALLY WORKS. May I suggests Hockey for dummies the book for you. Here a another free top for you …. Read my other post first before you respond to one. In one of those post clearly shows the reason why as a gm I would not have offered such a long contract. And there are other reasons ( called personal character ) why I am pissed at him. Not cause we lost him , cause we lost another player that would have wanted to be here if not for his lies. Next time get the facts you blowhole !!!

  4. mpg44 - Aug 11, 2012 at 6:26 AM

    I serious …… Even before his ” decision” ( even thigh he really made it last year, then lied about it for a year) I knew he would want a huge contract . If I were the gm,6 years tops , because of the game he has. He is an extremely hard worker, he will grind it out along the boards , and crash the net to do what ever it takes. But, with that comes a price. A damaging toll on the body. He scores most of his goals that way. I could count on my hands how many goals he had from outside the hash marks. I really don’t feel he can keep that tempo up for that long. That’s thinking with my head. Thinking with my heart , well he is a lying pos and after all the info came out …. Good riddance to bad rubbish!! But to you I hope this points out how a real thought process would work ….. You should try sometime!!

    • mpg44 - Aug 11, 2012 at 6:30 AM

      ANytime you think a few players makes you a ” contender ” , just think of the 90’s when the rangers went out and reasssembled the old oilers for gretzky and messier. Spent a boat load of money…. Then failed to make the playoffs!!

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