SATURDAY'S STORY LINES: The last time Wild defenseman Ryan Suter stepped into the visiting team hotel in Nashville was 2003. The NHL draft was in Nashville that year and a young Suter was there to conduct his team interviews. Suter went on to be drafted seventh overall by the Predators and spent the first seven years of his career with the organization.
Friday, Suter walked back into that the hotel, this time as a member of the Minnesota Wild.
"It's weird walking into that hotel across the street," Suter said. "That was the thing that made me most nervous walking in there and just knowing I am on the other side now."
When Suter signed a 13-year, 98 million contract with the Wild on July 4, Nashville general manager David Poile very publically showed his disdain, as did many Predators fans. Suter was a fan favorite when he was in Nashville but is aware he might not get a warm reception Saturday night.
"Whatever happens, happens," he said. "They pay the money, they can do what they wa...