I'm guessing it's been mentioned in this thread already but in case it hasn't, according to a retweet by Dreger, the Wild also met with Suter today.
#redwings weren't only team to meet w Suter today. #MNWild owner Craig Leipold, GM Chuck Fletcher & coach Mike Yeo just landed from Madison
It's incredibly frustrating waiting around like this as a fan, but I know if I was making a decision that involved millions and millions of dollars and affected the next decade or more of my life, I might want to sleep on it a bit.
Yes, people are f***in mad that these dumbasses act like they did no f***in planning before July 1 at all. July 1st ain't the f***in' time to start researching schools and neighborhoods and asking your wife.
20 plus teams interested, none of which are allowed to even hint at what the deal might be prior to July 1.
How exactly can they be expected to research neighborhoods and schools on that many markets when they don't even know where the serious offers are coming from? Sure they have some idea, but all the offers were all going to be in the same ballpark. There's a ton of variables besides dollar amounts.
Like I said, it's frustrating as a fan, but I've taken longer to decide on jobs that I've taken, and they involved a tiny fraction of the money and length that we're talking about here.