Found January 31, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
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Ryan Suter made headlines at a media event at the NHL All Star game by saying that he did not believe that he would sign with the Nashville Predators before the February 27th trade deadline. That sound you just heard was Predators GM David Poile cracking open a bottle of Maalox. Suter creates a problem for Poile with this stance because he is an unrestricted free agent July 1, and the risk by not trading him is that the Predators could see one of their All Star defensemen walk away for nothing in return. Suter said, “I don’t see it being a benefit by hurrying up and trying to get something done. I’m a Nashville Predator until July 1. I will focus on making my team better.” “I’m a Nashville Predator until July 1.” Sounds ominous doesn’t it? TSN’s Bob McKenzie said “He’s intimated that he wants to see what the Nashville Predators do between now and the deadline in terms of adding other components that would make the team that much stronger and show that they’re legitimate playoff conte
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