Wild At Blues GameDay StoryStream: Say Hi To Parise And Suter

Jeff Curry

Keep in mind that tonight's game will start at 7:00, not 5:00 so NBCSN will be able to televise the game.

The Blues' first nationally televised game of the season is tonight, and it's against the Minnesota Wild. In past seasons, that would be a head-scratching move, as the Wild aren't known for being offensive juggernauts, nor are they known for being exciting in general to watch on tv. The Blues, who tend to be pretty fairly well-televised, have been one of the league's hot teams for a while, so their selection makes some sense. But why the Wild?

In case you've been in a coma, it comes down to two names: Parise and Suter. This off-season the free agent bidding war to end all bidding wars was won by the Minnesota Wild, who stunned everyone by signing both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to huge 13-year $98 million contracts. Sure, the Wild have Dany Heatley (who isn't a pauper by any means), so having large contracts isn't a new thing. But the aggressiveness with which they courted Parise and Suter, and the fact that they were successful, really threw people for a loop.

How is that working out for the Wild? Right now they're in a six way tie with four points for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. By virtue of the tiebreakers, they're in ninth place. They've played well this brief season so far, but tonight will tell if they can handle the Blues effective offense.

Of course, it would be nice if the Blues played a full three periods, but that could just be me.

Check back later for the gameday preview via the opposition blog Hockey Wildnerness as well as the Game Time preview and the GDT shall be up around 6 or 6:30. For now, go on and make your predictions here.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join St. Louis Game Time

You must be a member of St. Louis Game Time to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at St. Louis Game Time. You should read them.

Join St. Louis Game Time

You must be a member of St. Louis Game Time to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at St. Louis Game Time. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker