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On Friday, after many speculations the Predators General Manager David Poile announced that defenseman Ryan Suter would likely be testing the free agency market. Suter becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. It is a rare and interesting occasion when an all-star player such as Suter has an opportunity to really choose exactly where they want to go. In all honesty, every team could benefit from the stellar play of Suter, who posted career highs in goals (7), assists (39), and points (46) this season. Along with defensive partner Shea Weber, Nashville fans have been treated to arguably the best defensive pairing in the sport. But there are certain parameters that a player must look at before making such a monumental decision. Judging by the comments made by Suter as well as Poile, there are several items on Suter’s non-negotiable list. He wants a long-term contract (with proper pay, of course) in a place where he can raise a family with his wife. He also desires a place where ...
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