Wild wing

Minnesota scoring machine Zach Parise on knuckleballs and Ryan Suter

Originally Published: February 6, 2013
By Craig Custance | ESPN The Magazine
Zach PariseAP Photo/Genevieve Ross"It was very structure-oriented in New Jersey," Parise says. "Here it's a different atmosphere."

Last summer you and defenseman Ryan Suter each signed $98 million free agent contracts with the Wild. When did you know you would end up on the same team?
We had talked about playing together, even back a couple of years ago. But I went into free agency with an open mind. When it came down to the teams we were both interested in -- it worked out.