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Preds, Suter’s agent to talk this week

May 28, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

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The Nashville Predators may know very soon if they’ll get Ryan Suter back. The defenseman’s agent, Neil Sheehy, told The Tennessean he plans to speak with Preds GM David Poile “sometime this week” about his client’s future.

Suter could become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Or, he could sign with Nashville beforehand. Or, his exclusive negotiating rights could be traded beforehand, a la Jay Bouwmeester in 2009.

According to The Tennessean, “the fact that the Predators and Suter are willing to discuss his status should be considered a ‘not bad’ sign for Nashville. After all, Suter could have easily said ‘no’ and decided to test his value on the open market.”

The consensus opinion among observers is that Suter will sign elsewhere, with Detroit emerging as the favorite destination.

  1. aphoticapex - May 28, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Hopefully they work something out, with Suter and Weber.

  2. tburgess0103 - May 28, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Let’s keep the heart of the team together! Suter and Webber!

  3. iainrwb - May 28, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Don’t see why he’d make a lateral/backwards step to Detroit.

    • porkchopexpress1969 - May 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM

      Yea, your team did well in the playoffs…. lateral/backwards step? you got to be kidding me… You team has won nothing, come back and spew that crap after your team wins something… Other then spending a ton of $$$ to be creamed in the second round.

      • greatminnesotasportsmind - May 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

        Is it just me or did Detroit exit in the 1st round after Nashville beat them?

      • polegojim - May 28, 2012 at 9:17 PM

        @greatminny – actually, it is JUST you… ; )

        One year, does not a legend make.

        21 years in a row, now that’ll do it!

    • m1lla7 - May 28, 2012 at 9:16 PM

      Well the wings beat the hawks, Hossa went to the hawks the following year and won the cup.

    • polegojim - May 28, 2012 at 9:19 PM

      @ian… soooooo many fans make statements like that just HOPING it’s true. It’s not.

      Red Wings will be your nightmare again soon. Sweet dreams.

  4. xjokerz - May 28, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Welcome to Detroit ! And nobody cared that the preds made it to the wcf, they will be remembered as a dirty team, if remembered at all

    • lordfletcher - May 28, 2012 at 7:16 PM

      I remember them as the team who beat Detroit.

      Nuff said. and I can’t wait for the day when Suter signs elsewhere than Detroit. I will post everyday on your forum, laughing in each of your faces. You clowns don’t know when to shut up.

      He won’t be a Flyer or a Wing. so those fans can stop spamming each Suter page.

      • polegojim - May 28, 2012 at 9:14 PM

        Oh lord…. no, no, no, not ’nuff said, not even close.

        We will post everyday as well…enjoying the Stanley Cups… and 21 straight years in the playoffs.

        Suter would look great in the Winged Wheel… if not… he still would.

  5. broadstbully33 - May 28, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Suter and parise will be in orange and black because they want to play with the best player in the world Giroux

    • lordfletcher - May 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM

      broadstbully33. What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

      • polegojim - May 28, 2012 at 9:16 PM

        lord… belligerence is the sign of a weak argument and mind.

        You lose and keep your points. We don’t want them.

  6. xjokerz - May 28, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Suter and Parise will be a redwing … This isn’t in question. Might be stealing semin too if Lidstrom retires

    • polegojim - May 29, 2012 at 10:21 AM

      Oh man, that sounds good.

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