But it’s not like Paul Holmgren didn’t try. According to a report in today’s Minneanapolosanaisananpoliscanibuyavowel Star Tribune, which takes an in-depth look at the Wild signing both Parise and Suter (we saw similar articles back in the good old days when the Phillies signed Cliff Lee), the Flyers offered Parise… $110 million.
Let’s read: [Star Tribune]
The numbers turned out to be 13 years and $98 million. The contracts included identical signing bonus structures ($25 million the first three years) and no-trade clauses. Both players could have made more elsewhere. Parise reportedly had been offered $110 million by Philadelphia. Suter was offered more than $100 million by a team Sheehy wouldn't identify.
Parise took $12 million less to spend the next 78 years in Minnesota. His loss.