Reusse: Stars finally show Minnesota some love

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 5, 2012 - 11:43 AM

In a stunning switch, Minnesota lands a pair of big-time players who had seemingly better options but preferred playing here.

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metaltesterJul. 4, 1210:51 PM

well, all things being equal...there's no place like home (and that sure did help)

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mnniceguy123Jul. 4, 1211:05 PM

Could you drop the history lesson when you start with your articles. I usually skip the 1st 25% of your stuff because its really stupid.

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gopher68Jul. 4, 1211:22 PM

I really like the history lessons that start out a lot of your articles. It gives the thinking fan some perspective on current sporting events.

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dduwenJul. 5, 12 5:50 AM

Each of these guys is going to be making the equivalent of what Mauer makes per game for the first few years at least. I hope for the best.

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michaeltonJul. 5, 12 6:23 AM

"There was no evidence of this commitment in Leipold's first four seasons, as the Wild performed the difficult feat of avoiding the NHL playoffs for four years in a row." I think this is unfair to Leipold. He took over a team with its hands tied in bad contracts, no cap space, and the GM losing his way. In fact, just a few weeks after the Wild signed only Chris Simon during a playoff push. The Wild were stuck and now that they're coming out the other end, Leipold has been making the moves and showing that commitment!

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podman64Jul. 5, 12 7:44 AM

Show me the money! Most players in any sport would come to MN if the money was right. With the stadium constantly full, are we still going to keep hearing how Mauer is keeping the poor Pohlads from signing players? As everyone knows, 2 front line pitchers would have had this years Twins in 1st place.

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paddy691944Jul. 5, 12 8:06 AM

I think it's absolutely insane the salaries today. Professional athletes making $10M a year doing what they love .... and they love the game more than their wives. They couldn't make $100,000 doing anything else out there. AND..... JOE LUNCH BUCKET MAKING MAYBE $50,000 A YEAR PICKS UP THE TAB. WHAT AM I MISSING?

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OglethorpeJul. 5, 12 8:12 AM

Reusse should stick to grumbling about the Twins & Vikings. His hockey ignorance is embarrassing.

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nighteJul. 5, 12 8:38 AM

Would someone explain the 12 YEAR contracts? A bit long or not? I don't follow hockey closely enough to know.

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tripleottbuckJul. 5, 12 8:45 AM

This provides a "spark" for Wild fans and for Minnesota...congratulations to both and may the Wild be the first pro and major college team from your fine state to actually win another championship..Kudo's

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