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Hope for Flyers? Agent says Suter hasn’t given list of teams he won’t go to

Jun 14, 2012, 11:49 PM EDT

Ryan Suter

On Thursday afternoon, it was reported that Ryan Suter had provided the Nashville Predators with a list of teams that he would be willing to be traded to. However, Suter’s agent, Neil Sheehy has fired back, saying that’s “100% untrue.”

Predators fans still clinging onto the idea that Suter will re-sign with Nashville before he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1 will probably look at this as a good sign. However, this is also great news for the Philadelphia Flyers.

The same report that said Suter had a list of teams he was willing to be traded to, mentioned that the Flyers were not one of his acceptable destinations. According to Sheehy, there isn’t a list of teams Suter won’t go to.

Of course, Suter is likely to get multiple suitors if he ever reaches the free agent market. The Detroit Red Wings in particular are likely to be a serious candidate for his services. They have the cap space necessary to get Suter and a hole in their defensive corps with Nicklas Lidstrom and Brad Stuart gone.

  1. lordfletcher - Jun 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    I still don’t see it happening… MidWest or Nashville.

    Wings / Wild / Blues

    His college coach came out and hinted this too the other day. MidWest boy, with MN wife, WI farm, WI home.

    Wings / Wild are my leaders in the sweepstakes

  2. bensawesomeness - Jun 15, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Why does everyone assume the Wild are frontrunners in the Suter and Parise sweepstakes? Just because it’s Suter’s hometown?
    If we’re all being honest, the Wild aren’t very good, and 1 or 2 pieces isn’t going to fix it, and Suter knows it, and neither of them strike me as unintelligent to be unable to see it

    there are 30 teams in this league that could a top-3 forward or a top-2 defencemen – lets see how bad they want to win and go to a then-elite team, or go to who can pay most.

    • lordfletcher - Jun 15, 2012 at 1:08 AM

      Yes!!!! Suter does want to play close to home, everyone is saying it but you! if you choose to think that its a non factor then just wait and see… If he signs in Tampa / NYR / California, then I will personally apologize to you… I won’t hold my breath.

      if you also think that “if” the Wild add Parise and Suter doesn’t make them a contender and or playoff team, than my friend you are blind.

      You forget so easily that they were playing great hockey until everyone on their starting 6 was injured for a good portion of the season and had a young undersized Defense that was even more injured…. Koivu / PMB / Latendresse / Backstrom / Harding / Setoguchi / Cullen / Clutterbuck / Scandella / Spurgeon ….. I do not remotely think they were the most talented team, heck not even in the top 2/3rds of the league but if healthy the Wild would have made the playoffs as a lower seed and no one would have thought otherwise. They would have been most likely knocked out by Vancouver or whom ever but you get my drift.

      Adding the best forward and Defenseman in one summer frenzy helps the Wild out a lot. Open your eyes.

      I am in no way saying pencil them in an the next Stanley cup champs but to think they can’t make the playoffs and then just see what happens then,….. its entirely possible


      • brian1413 - Jun 15, 2012 at 8:00 AM

        Dont forget the wild have grandlund coming in next year to. Both will land here and yes the wild become a top 3team in the west.

      • greatminnesotasportsmind - Jun 15, 2012 at 9:07 AM

        And Charlie Coyle too

      • lordfletcher - Jun 15, 2012 at 10:19 AM


        Don’t get too overhyped about Granlund next year. As a Wild fan, I feel that he will struggle in his first full season on NHL ice. His game is elite on the international ice where his skating is top notch along with his vison and hands…. he will struggle with shortened ice and checking. He won’t be able to make “all” the plays he is used to …. I am expecting around 40pts from him in his rookie year, anything over 45 would be HUGE!!!! I am mostly hoping he doesn’t get injured.

        Charlie Coyle and Brodin are the prospects that I am mostly excited to see skate in the coming months / years…

      • trigzter - Jun 15, 2012 at 10:54 AM

        haha parise and suter to the wild? just sit back and actually think about that for a minute. it wont happen

      • brian1413 - Jun 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM

        40 pts would be huge from a second or 3rd line guy next year in Granlund. The wild are getting better. I think they get parise and auger. If they don’t get sitter they get jackman. If they stay healthy they are top 3 team with those additions.

      • brian1413 - Jun 15, 2012 at 11:22 AM

        Insert suter tor auger and sitter this damn auto correct.

  3. dawglb - Jun 15, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    This is like Slick Willy and Clintonisms. Now we are splitting hairs about word choice….

  4. chasemutley - Jun 15, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    His agent is just trying to not limit his leverage with the Red Wings.

  5. stakex - Jun 15, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    Hes either re-signing with Nashville, or going to Detroit. Not sure why the Flyers were ever part of the discussion…..

  6. phillyphever - Jun 15, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    Forget it, I want Weber. And get real Detroit, Suter’s most likely gonna get traded in the draft to a team outside the Central division. Good grief, quit dreaming about Parise and Suter. It’s not gonna happen.

    • zaksyuk - Jun 15, 2012 at 10:20 AM

      Hey smart one, even if he gets traded to a team that does not mean he has to stay there. So either way you sound dumb.

      • phillyphever - Jun 15, 2012 at 4:02 PM

        Aw, did I hurt someone’s feelings?

  7. xjokerz - Jun 15, 2012 at 3:46 AM

    Parise suter and semin to Detroit book it

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jun 15, 2012 at 3:49 AM

      Broken record much?

  8. bleed4philly - Jun 15, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    Newsflash: Pronger’s house is on the market.

  9. brian1413 - Jun 15, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    According to Lou nanne Craig Leopold told him the wild will not be out bid for parise so if he goes elsewhere it will be for less money.

  10. mclovinhockey - Jun 15, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    He gives a List of teams he wants to play for… Wants to stay in west.
    Not that he doesn’t want to play for other teams.
    I don’t know why people reacted how they did. He never said anything about Philly.

  11. jimw81 - Jun 15, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    I wonder if flyers would hit weber with a ridiculous tender offer that preds can’t match.

    • greatminnesotasportsmind - Jun 15, 2012 at 1:42 PM

      Maybe if they had more than 9 million dollars and 20 players under contract

  12. schartz55 - Jun 15, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    I’m pretty sure a flight from minneapolis to Madison is not too much shorter than one from Detroit or really most of his cities. Couple more hours at best. The kid is from Wisconsin, played college hockey at Sconnie. Not sure how that makes him a Wild fan. Probably if anything he’s a blackhawk fan. Wild fans have to stop using this “local” angle on Suter and Parise. This is not 1950. These millionaire athletes are going to places for one of two reasons, money or a chance to win. If either of them care about the latter, Wild have no shot. You can talk about prospects all day but theres a reason the Wings make the playoffs every year. They’re a well run organization. Pains me to say that, the wings are one of my least favorite teams in this league.

  13. flyers22 - Jun 15, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    july 1st cant come soon enough

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