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“AHHHHHHHHH!!! I am a madman. Oy, oy, oy. It’s hard to come to grips with. It was such a fun, great process. I can’t tell you, Chuck, Brent Flahr, both those guys, had a very aggressive plan, thought that it was possible, thought that we could do it. This wasn’t a kneejerk kind of thing. It was discussed as a possibility months and months ago and going back to last season, some of the moves we made last season were in preparation for this. We were hoping they’d become free agents. That’s how they think. They think long-term. This is a result of a very smart hockey ops department thinking long-term. A lot of people made this thing work. A lot of luck had to happen. Good things fell in our favor. And before we knew it, Monday night, My God, maybe we could get both. And it just started moving in that direction.”

-Minnesota owner Craig Leipold when asked “How does this feel?” by Michael Russo.  More on the signings at Russo’s Rants.

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Keyser S.'s avatar

Thank you for saving us from those retirement contracts. One would’ve been ok, but two would have handicapped us.

Time to rely on a system of clogging the net and implementing the neutral zone trap. It’s what the smart kids are doing and succeeding at. Who needs good hockey players?

Posted by Keyser S. on 07/04/12 at 03:09 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Forgive me Craig Leopold, but I don’t being in close proximity to Suter’s farm has that much to do with organizational strength.  Take a deep breath, you got lucky this time.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 07/04/12 at 03:13 PM ET

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This wasn’t a kneejerk kind of thing. It was discussed as a possibility months and months ago and going back to last season, some of the moves we made last season were in preparation for this.

No they weren’t.

Posted by Garth on 07/04/12 at 03:22 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

For 98mil. Minnesota can have him. Rediculous.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 07/04/12 at 03:31 PM ET

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Russo is a homer who happened to get one right.

Posted by Booyah! from chicago on 07/04/12 at 03:48 PM ET

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I would be a liar if i said i didnt want Suter on the Wings, I wanted him badly, but, he is not a top 5, most likely not even a top 10 D man in the league, and hes getting paid as if hes one of the best 5 D men in the game, thats not right.

Posted by letsmakeit12 on 07/04/12 at 04:12 PM ET

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