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Ryan Suter saga likely to drag to July 1

Jun 15, 2012, 5:19 PM EST

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Ryan Suter might not have a list of teams he’s asking to be traded to, but that doesn’t mean the Nashville Predators are on the verge of signing him.

Predators GM David Poile thinks the Suter saga will drag on to July 1, which is when he’s scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent. At that point, Suter can sign with any team he wants, and there will probably be plenty of interested parties.

The Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings are popular candidates for his services. Both are eager to upgrade their defensive corps and Detroit certainly has the cap space to make it work. Philadelphia’s cap situation isn’t nearly as good, but they’ve shown a willingness to be creative and bold.

Of course, the Nashville Predators still can’t be ruled out, but things aren’t looking good for them. They’ve had plenty of time to make something work and if they aren’t able to lock him up before July 1, then it’s hard to see Suter choosing them over his alternates.

  1. xjokerz - Jun 15, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Welcome to Detroit

    • dangle13x - Jun 16, 2012 at 1:27 AM

      Yea you can shove those thumbs down up your butt when the wings sign him. Sorry we are a great organization with money, its gonna happen. Regardless of whether or not you like the Wings, not being able to see it is the most logical fit is just asinine. Then again I guess that’s what I should expect from people to dumb to even give an opinion, a thumbs down is analytical as you monkeys get. Cheers.

      • lordfletcher - Jun 16, 2012 at 12:15 PM

        @dangle.

        You may have the best organization in hockey, but half of your fans show 10% the class your team does on and off the ice. Take a lesson from your former captain.

      • greatminnesotasportsmind - Jun 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM

        Your also an aging team that when Parise and Suter sign their 10 year contracts, that they look at what they have down the road, they may not be enticed like every Wing fan thinks their team always will be great.

  2. chasingfisher - Jun 15, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Here’s to hoping he makes the move to Hockeytown.

  3. natlbnkilr - Jun 15, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    He’s already in Hockeytown… I’m sure he still remembers HIS team knocking the Wings out of the playoffs last year in the 1st round . The PREDS are a better team than the Wings are now… why would he wanna take a step back? Good luck with all the dreams of Suter Detroit. .. Not gonna happen!

    • chasingfisher - Jun 15, 2012 at 7:15 PM

      Good luck without him!

    • geezgtfo - Jun 15, 2012 at 7:49 PM

      exactly that along with no lidstrom is just bad new for Detroit IMO. I think he will pick to stay in Nashville but i hope he goes to STL.

    • polegojim - Jun 15, 2012 at 10:08 PM

      Nat – the Preds were a better team than the Wings last season…. that’s all.

      Since you’re being disrespectful…. How’s that Stanley Cup looking on your shelf…. oh wait….

    • dangle13x - Jun 16, 2012 at 1:24 AM

      Yea here go the Nashville rats talking trash again.,.. haha yea great 2nd round. You guys are a real threat hahahahahahah. Not gonna happen?? Why cuz you dont wnat it to? Ha good luck with having everything go your way you whiny little knob.

      • greatminnesotasportsmind - Jun 16, 2012 at 1:01 PM

        At least Nashville got past the first round. Detroit Red Wing fans may be just as bad as Green Bay Packer fans, always living in the past

  4. jimschwartzgymshortz - Jun 15, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    If we land Suter and Parise, we’ll be the most dangerous team in the NHL.

    • polegojim - Jun 15, 2012 at 10:12 PM

      Yep…. many PHT readers dread that the Wings are coming off two decades of extremely high success… and have been brilliant financially, poised to SERIOUSLY reload.

      They could pay top dollar for a number of free agents that will hit the market. Holland will assure they end up with a could great players and great values.

      Go RED WINGS!

  5. xjokerz - Jun 15, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Lol stl ? Nobody wants to go to the blues ….

    • geezgtfo - Jun 15, 2012 at 11:35 PM

      if i were suter id pick the blues over the wings right now easily

      • dangle13x - Jun 16, 2012 at 1:23 AM

        ha and why is that? Just because? Thanks for really analyzing that one you mongoloid.

  6. geo91 - Jun 16, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    As a Wings fan i desperately want Holland to make signing Parise top priority if he hits the market. Once that’s done, if Suter is still available go after him, if not no skin off their back, call up Smith and Kindl and develop a stronger defensive system and score score score.

  7. letsgosjsharks - Jun 16, 2012 at 2:32 AM

    Dont go to the Wings Suter! We all know they always get owned by the Sharks in the playoffs!

  8. snipedanglecelly13 - Jun 17, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    The preds might of beat our wings but they r never gonna impress me until they win a Stanley cup or even get past the second lol.

  9. snipedanglecelly13 - Jun 17, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    If Nashville had a past you would be living in the past too bud

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