Popularity fallacy. Just because other people like to do something, doesn't justify it. To say that on the simple basis that everyone wanted to do something, that something is justified or reasonable - would be a flat out illogical line of reasoning. If everyone jumped off a bridge, but you were the first to do it, you win? OK, if that logic suits you be my guest.
Once again. Horrible contracts. Maybe not so bad in the short term, but the Wild most definitely will regret it eventually (assuming nothing drastically changes in terms of how cap structures are run - it's beyond me how that would work out but we'll see).
yeah except we are not talking about idiots who all wanted to jump off a bridge...
nor were we talking about idiots who don't know anything about hockey or noobs at scouting and managing ...
According to you, you are the most knowledgeable person about hockey and Detroit Red wings staff who are experts about hockey and had their team get 21 straight playoff appearances and win 11 stanley cups are noobs who want to jump off a bridge ....
I'm sorry but I do believe any NHL team's staff is way more qualified than us to know what player to sign or not to sign and to what contract etc ...
As a matter of fact, almost every team in the NHL wanted to sign Suter and Parisé, including the Detroit Red wings who were very very active in trying to sign them and some teams offered more money than the Wild which means they were ready to pay bigger contracts for these 2 guys without hesitating one second.
I don't think the Wild will ever regret these as like I said up, even if at worst we did not win a cup in the next 13 years , at least they will bring :
- experience to the prospects and the entire organization
- playoffs experience on a more regular basis
- better entertainment for the fans
and let's be honest Hockey is a business and they will bring :
- huge revenue boost, through way more season tickets sold ( they are going to make the Wild sell out every game for a long time) , jersey sales, better TV rights, more TV viewers , playoffs appearance and therefore better revenue, better brand image for the Wild, bigger name in the NHL , more chances to sign other free agents or to convince other players to sign with the Wild through trades, basically huge huge boost to our market in general.
As a company I don't think you can regret any of that, we just got bigger and improved our market wether we win the cup or not , we just became a bigger company with bigger revenues !