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from Greg Wyshynski of ESPN,

ESPN: You and Ryan Suter signed your 13-year contracts in July 2012. Back then, did you believe you would have played for a Stanley Cup with the Wild by 2018?

Parise: I was hoping, yeah. We were going in the right direction, I thought. But in the last two years, we had some very disappointing playoff performances. We made the playoffs right away [in 2012-13]. The next year, we beat Colorado and we had a great series with Chicago. We were two wins away from going to the conference final. And then it's just ... from there, we haven't climbed the ladder.

ESPN: What do you think the window is currently for the Wild to win the Stanley Cup?

Parise: The West is tough. St. Louis is going to be very good. Colorado's going to be really good. Nashville and Winnipeg aren't going anywhere. Dallas is going to be good. Chicago's going to be better. But you've seen so many eight-vs.-one or two-vs.-seven upsets, it's so close. There are five points separating No. 1 and No. 7. We'll see.

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