A trip down memory lane: #parisewatch, #suterwatch and how Hockey Wilderness went insane for 4 days

Hannah Foslien

What better way to get started with this seasons FA coverage than remembering the giant fish that the Wild pulled in last season?!

Well Wilderness, the big boys have been with us for a full year now. We've gone from disbelief to excited, to depression over the lockout, to worried about adjustments to the team and to the playoffs for the first time in 5 years with Zach Parise and Ryan Suter driving the team bus.

Today we really dive into our FA coverage, but we thought it would be a great idea to kick it off remembering all the way to last season, when we landed these two. Enjoy the links, and relive the best day in Wild history (so far anyway!).

NHL Free Agency 2012: Day 1 Live Thread - Hockey Wilderness We start off with the first Free agency thread. NHL.com takes a stab at the Wild (One of the writers says the Wild have zero chance of nabbing either guy)

NHL Free Agency 2012: Minnesota Wild on Short Lists for Zach Parise and Ryan Suter - Hockey Wilderness You can see some of the Wilderness members starting to crack later on in the evening on this post, and "Whack for Zach" was officially born. Also, creepy guys.

NHL Free Agency 2012: Day 2 Open Thread - Hockey Wilderness Day two brings more craziness. Trying to figure out Russo's frowny faces, people literally losing their shit over Parise taking an extra few minutes to set up a press conference.

NHL Free Agency 2012: Zach Parise Announces he is Headed to Minnesota - Hockey Wilderness Was Parise coming flying back to MN to announce he was signing with the Wild?! Consensus was that the answer was no :(

NHL Free Agency 2012: Free Agency Day 3 - Hockey Wilderness- This is the day shit starts to get real. We've got flight stalkers, Russo at the airport, security guards breaking protocol, Wilderness deciphering Nostradamus...

NHL Free Agency 2012: #parisewatch #suterwatch day 4 - Hockey Wilderness The magic happens this day. About half-way down. :)

NHL Free Agency 2012: Minnesota Wild Sign Zach Parise and Ryan Suter - Hockey Wilderness And finally, the announcement that everyone was waiting for finally. It was glorious.

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