5 years ago

Minnesota GM Chuck Fletcher is happy with his signings of UFA's Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.

The Wild will dole out $98 million over 13 years to each of the two players but Fletcher is still thrilled with his off-season moves."Their work ethic is so strong, they're going to earn every penny we pay them. They both just turned 28, so we're pretty comfortable with that," Fletcher said recently. "They've played well and I think they'll only play better as they continue to acclimate and adjust to their new teammates and coaches and the system we play." Suter is a minus-five but has 14 assists this season and is one of the reasons the Wild are allowing four less shots per game on average than they did in 2011-12.