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With NHL free agency underway, several teams will be salivating at the opportunity to sign Ryan Suter to a long-term deal. Suter is the best free agent defenseman and was often overshadowed by fellow Predator Shea Weber. Expect Suter to finally get the recognition he deserves and earn quite the paycheck. Here are his top four landing spots:
4. Minnesota Wild: The Wild have made it clear that they plan on improving through free agency this offseason. They will be pursuing both Suter and Parise very hard and could convince them to sign together. Watch out for Minnesota to get good, and fast.
3. Nashville Predators: If the Predators could manage to bring back Suter, they will maintain one of the league’s top defenses. With Shea Weber as his line partner and Pekke Rinne in net, it is nearly impossible to score On Nashville with those two in the lineup. The question looms whether or not the Preds’ front office is ready to open up the checkbook and give Suter the same money that other teams around the league will.
2. Pittsburgh Penguins: Suter would be the absolute perfect fit in Pittsburgh. He is a big, strong defenseman that could hold down the back while Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby lead the attach. After the Flyers lit up the scoreboard against the Penguins in the first round of the playoffs, it became clear that Pittsburgh needed to improve their defense. If Suter does sign a long-term deal with the Pens, look for them to be Stanley Cup contender for a very long time.
1. Detroit Red Wings: The Red Wings are looking for a promising young player to replace Nicklas Lidstrom on defense, and Suter fits that need exactly. While he is not as talented as Lidstrom, he will bring the hard working attitude that Detroit fans have come to know and love over the years. Detroit is also always a cup contender, which is very appealing to Suter. Look for the Wings to make a strong push to sign the stud defenseman, because just like all other powerhouses in sports, they don’t rebuild, they reload.
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Independence Day is a time for celebrating the United States with BBQ and family. Nashville’s prized unrestricted free agent, Ryan Suter, made a statement of just how important family is when he announced that he had signed a 13-year deal with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday. Suter said goodbye to the Predators after 9 years in the organization.
Nashville’s General Manager David...
According to Ryan Suter's agent, Neil Sheehy, there will be no decision tonight. The waiting game continues...
In the last 24 hours, the Nashville Predators continued to piece together the puzzle that will be the final product that will hit the ice in October.Since Hal Gil signed last week, the Predators have added Paul Gaustad, Brian McGrattan, Chris Mason, and minor leaguer, Kevin Henderson.The one piece that remains an unknown is that of Ryan Suter. David Poile met with the media late...
The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with top free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
Parise leaves the New Jersey Devils, while Suter leaves the Nashville Predators to join the Wild.
Each player agreed to a 13-year contract, the team said Wednesday. Terms were not immediately announced.
Parise spent seven seasons with the Devils, helping them reach the Stanley Cup finals this...
The class of the 2012 free agent class is Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. They are both all star capable players who are young enough to remain in their primes. Teams have been chasing them since free agency opened up on Sunday. Today we learn they are both headed to Minnesota. Both players signed 13 year deals worth a total of $98 million. This gives them a salary cap hit...
The Minnesota Wild has had a very productive Fourth of July to say the least.
The Wild has agreed to terms with two of the top free agents in this year's NHL free agent pool. Former New Jersey Devils winger Zach Parise and former Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter both agreed to sign 13 year, $98 million contracts.
Parise, a Minnesota native, spurned the Devils among...
If the reports are accurate and they're coming from reputable sources then Predators free agent defenseman Ryan Suter could receive a contract that would pay him 14 million in each of the next two seasons, a number that would be just 400,000 under the maximum allowed under the NHL's salary cap and which also could make him the highest-paid player in the NHL next season...
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild have won the free-agent sweepstakes.
On a franchise-altering day, several media outlets have confirmed the story first reported by Michael Russo of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, that forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter have each agreed to terms on 13-year contracts with Minnesota, ending the four-day long wait on the two biggest free...
Not only did the Detroit Red Wings visit with UFA defenseman Ryan Suter today, so did the Minnesota Wild.
The Malik Report has been on this story for about the last 4 hours and has all the details.
For his sake, I hope the travel is complete.
Neil Sheehy on Ryan Suter: There will be no decision tonight and there is no timetable for his contract signing at this time (cond) #mnwild— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) July 2, 2012
(cond Sheehy): “Ryan is considering his opportunities and is taking the necessary time to give each proper consideration.” #mnwild— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) July 2, 2012
The NHL's free agent frenzy has rolled on as usual this summer. Some 78 new contracts had been handed out in the first three days since the signing period began on July 1, and the biggest deals have not even gone down with Zach Parise and Ryan Suter still weighing multiple offers higher than the GNPs of some small countries. On the surface, it's business as usual in the NHL...
At PredneckNation.com we have put together some of the latest links to get you up to date on the Ryan Suter and Zach Parise sweepstakes…
The Associated Press - Ryan Suter’s agent doesn’t expect a quick decision
ESPN News Service - Ryan Suter, Zach Parise field offers
Sporting News - Zach Parise and Ryan Suter: Who, when and for how much?
Bleacher Report - 2012 NHL Free...