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After I posted it, I had to think about it. Was what MLive’s Ansar Khan stated, about the Red Wings’ brass sending representatives to Toronto to meet with Zach Parise’s agent and then sending Mr. Ilitch himself to Ryan Suter’s farm, was it all true? Or is it a sales pitch?
At this time of year, and after two-plus weeks of reading promises of similar plans of action, anything other than confirmation of a signing seems like scuttlebutt, and there isn’t a member of a team’s mainstream media corps, or partisan bloggers’ guild, that hasn’t sailed a sales pitch into the winds of the interweb, hoping to gain traction with a potential target. After all, with a dozen teams chasing each player, the odds of the Wings landing one, never mind both, are incredibly statistically slim, right?
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Ryan Suter's agent says the Nashville Predators defenseman will be hitting the NHL's free agent market.
Neil Sheehy told The Associated Press on Saturday that he doesn't know where Suter will sign, but added the player will keep the Predators ''in the mix.''
Free agency opens at noon Sunday with Suter heading a short list of marquee players expected...
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...
Twitter was about to explode around 4:30 on Monday afternoon with the imminent news of a statement by Zach Parise in several minutes. Parise waited until roughly 5:00 PM eastern time to announce that, there would essentially be no announcement, as noted by TSN's Mark Masters. Masters went on to report that Parise did not free pressure to make a choice and that he is still deciding...
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I just heard the crazy dollars being thrown at Zack Parise and Ryan Suter respectively by other teams with more cap space have not deterred the Hawks pursuit of either. This is from a great source.
I'm not sure how or when the Hawks got into the Parise Action, but I did know, as I have shared for a while with all of you, that they had long coveted Suter...
Credit goes to Erik Y, and to Josh Y, who emailed us the Lyrics.
via David Shoalts tweet, Parise says he will return home tomorrow and discuss things with his family. Would not say which teams in contention but Devils still in mix
According to Ryan Suter's agent, Neil Sheehy, there will be no decision tonight. The waiting game continues...
Well, the Wings are done for the day. Safe to say I'm surprised by a couple of the guys we got. Not too surprised about the Gustavsson signing. Happy about all of them in a way. I guess. I wonder what it must have been like to be in the Red Wings front office today. I imagine it was a bit crazy. Actually, I imagine it was a lot crazy. So crazy I decided to make a story about...
from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, The Wild can’t offer Zach Parise the chance to play alongside Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin the way the Pittsburgh Penguins can. It can’t offer Zach Parise a rich history of winning the way the Detroit Red Wings can.
What the Wild can offer the New Jersey Devils captain and Minnesota native is a chance to play in front of friends and...
The New Jersey Devils have signed future Hall Of Famer Martin Brodeur to a two-year contract extension worth 4.5 million dollars per season.
The Devils now await word from Zach Parise to see if their Captain will re-join the team for next year and beyond.
I'll have more on the Brodeur signing plus any other Devils news later on today or tomorrow.
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
Here is the latest update Predators GM David Poile provided on Ryan Suter's status...
No, the Nashville Predators have no re-signed Ryan Suter. And no, they have not inked Zach Parise. They have, however, done as expected. They’ve signed a veteran goaltender to back-up Pekka Rinne.Kevin Allen of USA Today is reporting that Chris Mason is returning to Music City.Terms have been reported as a one-year contract paying $1.25 million.The 36-year old Red Deer, Alberta...
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I heard from a couple of sources late yesterday.
First, I would not expect a Niklas Hjalmarsson trade today, but that possibility is not off the table. The Hawks will make an attempt to land Ryan Suter on Sunday. If they succeed, Hjalmarsson will likely be dealt in short order.
That said, where until yesterday I felt the odds of the Hawks' geographical...
On the afternoon of July 1, Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile met with members of the media at Bridgestone Arena to discuss the signing of Chris Mason and the progress with Ryan Suter and Shea Weber.