Reaction to the Parise/Suter deals, trade talk, and a hypnotic look at every goal in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs.

 

The Wild’s signings of Parise and Suter evoked strong reactions from the blogosphere.

BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner believes the Minnesota Wild have been making all the right moves, not just by signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, but also with their trades over the past season.

HOCKEY WILDERNESS: Dismissing the cap concerns about the Wild’s signings of Parise and Suter.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier has the reaction of Parise’s father, former Minnesota North Star J.P. Parise. Suffice to say, Papa Parise is thrilled.

OFFSIDE: A SPORTS LAW BLOG: Eric Macramalla explains how the Parise and Suter contracts constitutes circumvention of the salary cap, but expects the league will approve the deals, though it could set up for some interesting discussions in the CBA negotiations.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Steve Kendall chides Wild owner Craig Leipold for his hypocrisy over pleading poverty last year and calling for changes to the current CBA, only to turn around and sign Parise and Suter to heavily front-loaded, long-term deals.

RANT SPORTS: Steve Palumbo ushers Devils fans through the five stages of dealing with life after Parise.

ON THE FORECHECK: Marc Torrence on who Predators fans should blame for Suter’s departure: Suter, or GM David Poile?

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz looks at the trade options for the clubs who lost out of the Parise and Suter sweepstakes.

BLUESHIRT BANTER: Joe Fortunato examines the Rangers options.

SILVER SEVEN: Should the Senators pursue Alexander Semin?

RAW CHARGE: John Fontana writes the Lightning’s free agent moves are all but done.

THE CHECKING LINE: Rob McGowan believes the Islanders aren’t done making moves this summer.

DEADSPIN: A hypnotic look at every goal scored in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs. Educational, too!

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2 Responses to NHL Blog Beat – July 5, 2012.

  1. JJB says:

    I think Semin is a logical fit for Ottawa and what they need/want. I also believe that the Semin is a terrible player if very over hyped. He has some of the best hands in the league, incredible shot and skating ability and puts up very respectable points. I accept that he didn’t play as well and likely could be better, but also understand he hated the system he was playing in.

    People expect Semin to be the next Datsyuk or something and don’t accept that sometimes players offensive upside is worth his defensive downsides. As with Karlsson this year I think MacClean could teach Semin how to use his speed to get into scoring chances and good defensive opportunities and he would be a great fit with Karlsson/Spezza feeding him a puck.

  2. SmielmaN says:

    That deadspin thing was neat.

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