Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 7/4/12
“Wherever I sign, I want to be there for the rest of my career,” Ryan Suter said back on May 9.Today, he made it abundantly clear that it won’t be Nashville, Tennessee.The Nashville Predators have officially lost the Suter sweepstakes as it was announced this morning that the All-Star defenseman has signed a 13-year deal worth $98 million with the Minnesota Wild. Star forward Zach Parise also inked a deal with the Wild for the exact same term and dollar amount. Both players cap hits will be $7.538 million per year.Parise told Josh Rimer on NextSportStar.com’s Nite Cap show just last night that he would he would “love to play on a team with Ryan Suter.” Today, he got his wish.This leaves a huge void in the Predators defensive corps. Suter was not only the alternate captain but he was an NHL All-Star, he was Shea Weber‘s defense partner as well as his right-hand-man and he’s generally regarded as one of the top five defensemen in the league. You don’t lose a piece that important witho...
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