Tuesday was a tumultuous day in the NHL for lots of reasons, but only one of those reasons was rife with dramaaaaa.
Having lost to Vegas in the first round, the Minnesota Wild decided buy out two veteran players, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, the latter of whom has been linked with the Capitals. GM Bill Guerin says he was in anguish about the buyouts. “It was a very difficult decision [made] over lots of time and lots of meetings,” Guerin told the media. “Lots of things went into this decision, but it’s a big decision that I feel we needed to make in order to keep moving forward.”
Writing for the Athletic, Michael Russo breaks down how Guerin communicated the buyouts to Parise and Suter, which gets downright sassy. Russo reports that Suter ended his buyout call by abruptly hanging up on his former General Manager.