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Where Could Parrish Land

from Russo’s Rants,

L.A.’s under the cap floor, but Terry Murray’s the coach now. Parrish played for him in Florida, so I’m sure it’ll be like, “been there, done that.”

However, Terry’s older bro, Bryan, is the GM in Ottawa, and Bryan traded for Parrish is Florida.

Maybe he goes back to the Islanders? He’s buddies with GM Garth Snow. Vancouver definitely needs offense and has plenty of cap room, so maybe he reunites with Pav. Atlanta and Phoenix are just above the cap floor.

more on Parrish and the Wild…

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Wild Puts Parrish on Waivers

From Michael Russo at Russo’s Rants,

According to an NHL source, the Wild has placed Bloomington-born, Plymouth resident Mark Parrish on waivers.

If he clears the 24-hour waivers, it is likely he will be bought out of the remaining three years of his contract and will become a free agent.

Parrish spent much of his two seasons with his hometown Wild in Jacques Lemaire’s doghouse.

continued…

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Wild Sign Bouchard for 5 Years

from the Pioneer Press,

After losing offensive weapons Brian Rolston and Pavol Demitra through free agency during the offseason, the Wild made sure that they’d have playmaking whiz Pierre-Marc Bouchard around for the next two seasons at least.

The Wild and Bouchard agreed late Friday night to a five-year, $20.4 million contract that includes, according to assistant general manager Tom Lynn, a commitment by general manager Doug Risebrough not to trade Bouchard for at least two years.

continued

thanks to KK member PuckHound61 for posting the signing in the KK Forum very early this morning.  I went to the Chicago/Detroit ballgame last night with plans to update KK when I got home.  Well, things didn’t turn out so well for the Tigers so I spent some extra time crying in my beer.

added 10:43am, Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed right wing Pierre-Marc Bouchard to a five-year, $20.4 million contract.

  “Pierre-Marc is just 24 years old and the best years of his career are ahead of him,” said Risebrough. “He is a good example of how drafting and developing your own players leads to team success. This is why the Wild was willing to make such a substantial and long-term commitment to him.”

 

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Wild Re-Sign Veilleux, 1 Year

Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed left wing Stephane Veilleux to a 2008-09 contract.

And from Michael Russo, more details:

The Wild has avoided a Monday arbitration hearing by re-signing left wing Stephane Veilleux to a one-year, $737,500 contract, which includes a $125,000 signing bonus. This is roughly what Veilleux would have received from an arbitrator.

 

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Wild Prepare Long Term Contract Offer For Gaborik

from Russo’s Rants,

Wild is busy working on its restricted free agents and getting ready to make Marian Gaborik a long-term extension offer, probably in the neighborhood of $8.5 million per season.

more on Minnesota…

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Wild Picking Up The Scraps

from Patrick Reusse of the Star Tribune,

Risebrough was in the bargain basement’s hockey section, up to his elbows in the squalor of stinking pads and broken sticks, trying to find bodies that he could pass off to his team’s gullible consumers as real players.

In several instances, Risebrough was required to place a mirror under the individual’s nostrils to make sure he still was breathing. This did not prevent the boss from suggesting the Wild was a better team with these scraps than with Brian Rolston and Pavol Demitra.

Double-Talking Doug operates with a motto that has served him extremely well in St. Paul: “You can fool some of the people some of the time, and you can fool all of the Wild fans all of the time.”

more

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Wild Sign Nolan

Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough tonight announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed forward Owen Nolan to a multi-year contract.
     
“Owen Nolan is a true power winger who can score goals, play a physical brand, play either wing and take face-offs,” said Risebrough. “We are excited to add a player of his experience and versatility.”

Russo’s Rants reports 2 year deal for $5.5M

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Morrison May Make Decision Next Week

from Russo’s Rants,

As I’ve been reporting since July 1, the Wild has an offer in on the Vancouver Canucks unrestricted free agent (Brendan Morrison). The two sides have talked a lot.

He is expected to make a decision early next week, and I can tell you, the Wild has no clue which way he’s leaning. The offer is there. It’s up to him.

more on Morrison and the Wild…

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Minnesota Signs Antti Miettinen

From Michael Russo at Russo’s Rants,

Wild isn’t confirming, but I heard from them a couple hours ago that there would be a smaller signing this afternoon. While the team doesn’t have a signed contract yet for Miettinen, this appears to be it.

Update 4:30pm ET: At the above link, Russo says this is now confirmed by the team.

Update 6:58pm ET: TSN states the contract is 3 years.

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Minnesota Re-Signs Kurtis Foster

via press release:

Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed defenseman Kurtis Foster to a 2008-09 contract.

Update 4:48pm ET: Michael Russo notes that Foster’s salary is $1.025 million for the season.

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