With the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.
The Minnesota Wild have made qualifying offers to five restricted free agents: defenseman Jonathon Blum, right wing Justin Fontaine, goalie Darcy Kuemper, right wing Nino Niederreiter and left wing Jason Zucker.
The Minnesota Vikings have finalized contracts with 15 undrafted college free agents. The team announced Tuesday the following signings: Iowa guard Conor Boffeli, Mississippi tackle Pierce Burton, Northwestern wide receiver Kain Colter, Villanova defensive end Rakim Cox, Florida International defensive tackle Isame Faciane, Ohio wide receiver Donte Foster,
The Minnesota Wild have waived defenseman Tom Gilbert. The team announced the move Wednesday. The 30-year-old Gilbert had one season left on his contract for $3 million. If he goes unclaimed by another team, the Wild will use one of their two available compliance buyouts to keep Gilbert’s money from counting against their salary cap. He would then become an unrestricted free agent Friday, eligible to sign with any team except the Wild.
The Wild have made qualifying offers to five restricted free agents: defensemen Jared Spurgeon, Tyler Cuma and Kyle Medvec, and right wings Justin Fontaine and Carson McMillan.
The Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent quarterback Matt Cassel.
The Minnesota Vikings have finalized new contracts with linebacker Erin Henderson and wide receiver Jerome Simpson. The team announced the deals Wednesday, the day after NFL free agency began.
Minnesota has never been “flyover country” to Zach Parise.
Craig Leipold never thought one of the biggest bonanzas in NHL history was even possible when the Wild owner stepped into the negotiating room with general manager Chuck Fletcher and the agents for forward Zach Parise.
The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with Zah Parise and Ryan Suter, the two biggest NHL free agents on the market, according to WCCO’s Mike Max. Both will receive 13-year deals.
Twins General manager Bill Smith told WCCO’s Dave Lee that the Twins are working on next season starting today.
The Minnesota Vikings say they have signed 14 free agents from the 2011 college class.
Viking Chief Marketing Officer Steve LaCroix joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News to talk about a sudden opening for the 2011 season.
Ten Minnesota Twins are hitting the free agent market, which ties them with Tampa Bay for the most in the major leagues.