Until today, I have purposefully remained very silent about the off-season transactions. After blasting Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable,” imagining David Poile eating a pint of Ben & Jerry’s while watching The Notebook, and envisioning Suter looking like a Christmas tree for the next 13 years, I personally vowed to stay silent until something happened with Shea Weber.
Now, the offer sheet has been placed, and it’s time for me to speak.
Initially, when the “Ryan Suter testing free agency” situation arose, I just had a gut feeling that he was looking elsewhere. Hence my past reality-show spoof of the whole situation. The silence before the signing and the comments afterward stung as if he had never planned it. Immediately after Suter signed with the Minnesota Wild, Preds fans craned their necks back towards captain Shea Weber. It was as if the fate of the entire franchise lay on his signing. But does Weber potentially leaving foreshadow a dark age for the Predators?