Two weeks ago, when the Minnesota Wild committed the gross domestic product of Micronesia in order to secure the lifetime services of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, the fanbase went nuts. As you might expect when a generally middling team suddenly adds two superstars, there was an immediate outpouring of affection among Minnesota hockey fans, as well as renewed interest in the Wild.
Case in point: former North Star and regular Star Mike Modano even tweeted, “Can I come back and play in Minnesota too..?”
He was kidding.*Except that he sort of wasn’t.