*Sigh* Pity me, the poor Wild fan. A team built entirely around the tail end of Ryan Suter's career, the mummified corpse of Zach Parise and delusional belief among ownership that only small tweaks are needed and that this is going to be our year.
The worst part? We'll be just good enough to sneak into the playoffs and promptly get blown off the ice by a much better team. And we have just enough talent in the pipeline to prevent us from completely bottoming out and convincing the higher-ups that we need a re-build. I think the 1st round is the fanbase's hellish version of Groundhog Day.
I was so sad when Parise left the Devils but that contract was never worth it. Just by the way he plays the game it was always clear he was going to start breaking down earlier than most. Not to mention he was a step slower ever since injuring his knee back in 2010.