The Wild became the most talked about hockey team over the summer when they made a huge splash by landing the two biggest free agents of the year in Ryan Suter and Zach Parise. These signings left Wild fans celebrating in the streets, while fans from other teams started making accusations that Minnesota was under the impression that the Stanley Cup was theirs for the 2012-2013 season. All of the controversy leads to one thing; what can Minnesota Wild fans actually expect from Ryan Suter and Zach Parise? Yesterday we discussed Suter will be up for discussion, today it is Parise's turn.

Zach Parise joins the Minnesota Wild after playing for the New Jersey Devils, who drafted him 17th overall in 2003. He played for the University of North Dakota for two years, played for the Devils AHL affiliate during the 2004-2005 lockout, and had been a fixture for the Devils since 2005. He was an assistant captain for 2 years before becoming team captain last season. Parise has also played extensively for team USA, and was named assistant captain for the 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 seasons. Additional padding to his resume are 61 playoff games, including the Stanley Cup Finals last season.