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by IwoCPO on 07/04/12 at 01:28 PM ET
This isn’t Pittsburgh. It’s not Chicago or San Jose. It’s Minnesota. And it’s where Zach Parise and, more humorously in a sad way, Ryan Suter will languish for the next 7, 10, 13 years.
Family Circle and Oprah, the Lifetime Channel and “hockey-mad” Minnesota can point to this as a wondrous decision made by two men who want to be friends forever and enjoy the solitude that a small market affords them. Family first. Friends always.
What a flawed decision. We’re going to hear about a pipeline of talent coming to Minneapolis. They’ve been building it for years and years. It’s right there on the cusp, ready to explode and join Parise and Suter. Contenders, by god. Contenders.
And happy. Happy together in Minny, where the expectations are low, the glare is dull and the Cup shall never visit.
It’s funny. Were this the Pens, it would be disgusting. Heartbreaking. Chicago? Terrifying.
It’s Minnesota. And that’s literally funny.
This is going to be interesting, to see the steps made by legitimate hockey men to kiss these two asses. Mike Ilitch flew to Madison and came away with nothing. That makes me sick. Who the hell is Ryan Suter to turn down Mike Ilitch in favor of…Craig Leipold? Your call, big boy. Own it. Live with it.
Next Kenny? Semin. Doan. A deal for Yandle.
Money to spend. Holes to fill.
I don’t blame Holland. Not one bit. These two ladies wanted to play together in a quiet patch of daisies. They got what they wanted.
Minus the Cup that never mattered.
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