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CBC's Elliotte Friedman and Section 303's Jeremy Gover join us to discuss the departure of Ryan Suter and what it means for Shea Weber...
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The wait is over and the Nashville Predators now have to go to Plan B, as life begins without All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter for the first time in seven seasons. It hurts, having lost such a quality player to the Minnesota Wild -- a player whom the Preds drafted and developed. But it could have hurt more. If Suter had chosen the Detroit Red Wings, the Preds' long-time Central...

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The 4th of July is all about cookouts, fireworks, and good times with friends and family. Well the Minnesota Wild produced their own fireworks yesterday as they added former Badger Ryan Suter along with fellow prized free agent Zach Parise. They inked Suter to a 13 year $98 million contract announced yesterday. Suter and Parise were the two biggest free agents on the market and...

Suter left and Carle’s no longer available… so who’s left for Nashville?

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Weber Options

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, And so, now the hockey world eyeballs Shea Weber and wonders what the big guy will do. My ESPN The Magazine colleague Craig Custance did a great job breaking that down yesterday. A restricted free agent, the Nashville Predators captain will be a major story line all summer long regardless of his decision in the wake of Ryan Suter’s departure. ...

Minnesota Wild land Zach Parise, Ryan Suter

 The Minnesota Wild's message to the NHL: "REMEMBER US?" The Wild weren't the first team that came to most of our minds when we speculated where Zach Parise and Ryan Suter will choose to be their next destination to continue their hockey career in. Detroit was definitely in the race for the two. Toronto, New York and Philadelphia were also some of the top rumoured...

Wild Go Wild With Parise And Suter

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Zach Parise, Ryan Suter a Dynamic Duo That Should Make Immediate Impact in Minnesota

The Red Wings, Rangers, Flyers and Penguins went into free agency trying to sell the top talent available on the notion that they were just one player away from being a championship squad. After four straight seasons of failing to even qualify for the postseason, Minnesota could make no such claims. Good thing for the Wild they landed the top two free agents on the market on Wednesday...

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“I don’t want to mislead you. Ryan Suter is a great hockey player. We wanted him on our team, and we’re disappointed he chose to go in a different direction. “It’s not the death knell to the Nashville Predators. It challenges us.” “I’ve seen ‘spending and acquiring’ win. I’ve seen ‘spending and acquiring’ not win. I’ve seen ‘shed — low payroll’...

Minnesota Landing Zach Parise, Ryan Suter Strikes Blow for Small Market Teams That Should Be Good for Game As a Whole

Fans, not to mention a few general managers, in some of the more marquee markets might not be too happy about it, but Zach Parise and Ryan Suter signing in Minnesota is good for the NHL and the game of hockey as a whole. The two biggest stars on the free agent market spurned the lure of the big market teams that usually dominate the top rung of players available each July. The spotlight...

Zach Parise, Ryan Suter Signings Could Bring Winter Classic to Minnesota, Spark Rick Nash Trade (Gallery)

After more than three days of anxious waiting, the top two free agents on the market finally agreed to new deals on Wednesday. And forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter will share a new home, with the two highly sought after stars both signing with the Wild. Minnesota dished out a combined $196 million to lock up Parise and Suter for the next 13 years, with both players carrying...

Wild free agent signings change everything

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