Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 6/27/12
As the minutes tick by and the days count down until free agency begins Sunday morning, the city of Nashville is starting to feel like they are living their daily lives in a sauna, and not just because the temperature is beginning to spill over into triple digits. Ryan Suter has the entire organization at a standstill, waiting to figure out if he will return to the only team he has called home or pack his bags and move his family to any one of the many teams preparing to hand him what should be the biggest payday for a defenseman in the history of the NHL, higher than Brain Campbell’s current cap hit of $7.142mil a year. Some out there are speculating that due to recent contracts that have been signed by defensemen Dennis Wideman ($5.25mil) and Erik Karlsson ($6.5mil), Ryan Suter could demand $8-$10 million a season easily. While this doesn’t surprise me a bit, this also leads to a bit of concern as well. Let’s think about this in a logical sense: Ryan Suter will probably get some...
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