The moment Bill Guerin jettisoned Zach Parise and Ryan Suter from the roster last July, a doomsday clock appeared over the organization’s head. For the 2022-23 season, the Wild will have 15.5% of their cap space ($12.7 million) tied up in dead money. We’re talking about buyout hell. That number won’t get any lower in the subsequent two seasons, either. Parise and Suter’s buyout penalties will consume over 17.3% ($14.7 million) of the cap in Years 3 and 4 of the buyouts.
The Wild would like to bring their young star back, but at what cost?
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Wild is left to wonder what might have been after the best regular season in franchise history didn’t translate to a run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. On Monday, Wild players talked about the highs of their historic 82-game regular season, and the lows that...