ST. PAUL, Minn. Ryan Suter is still trying to get used to playing with his new Minnesota Wild teammates following a crash-course, six-day training camp.
The NHL lockout left Suter with limited time to adjust to new surroundings, and the quick training camp was followed by the emotion of debuting at home in Saturday's season opener. Then seeing his former team on the other bench Tuesday could only add to a head-spinning first few days with the Wild.
The result: Suter was minus-2 and on the ice for each of Nashville's three goals in a 3-1 loss to the Predators the team he left to sign a 13-year, 98 million deal with Minnesota.
Before the loss, Minnesota's first of the season after a 2-0 start, Suter said it would be tough facing Nashville, the team that made him the seventh overall pick in the 2003 draft. After the game, Suter didn't seem bothered.
"For me, it wasn't that big of a deal," Suter said. "Obviously, the media makes it more than it i...