It's been a hectic week of teams signing players in what they hope will be the answers to their problems. Many teams made small moves to ensure their squad's depth while other made massive splashes that seemingly served as announcements to the league that they will be a team expecting to make the postseason (i.e., Minnesota). Speaking of the Wild, let's begin with our takes on their signings of Ryan Suter and Zach Parise to identical 13-year, $98 million cap-circumventing contracts.
Both players arguably bring many intangibles to the ice in terms of leadership, work ethic and hockey sense, but can you consider these players elite? In terms of numbers, they're above the mean, but neither will be one of the top scorers at their position. There's the ever-present question of how Suter will play without Shea Weber by his side, so let's start there: How does this move affect Suter and where
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