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Waiting Wild: Much-hyped season still on hold

Updated: October 3, 2012, 5:05 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild transformed their team as much as anyone in the NHL this summer, splurging on prized free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to surprise the league, revive their frustrated fan base and put themselves in position to become the Stanley Cup contender they've never truly been.

They have sold the equivalent of about 4,000 new season tickets since the day the 13-year, $98 million contracts for Parise and Suter were revealed, signaling the most-anticipated ...

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