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Of course the Penguins are after Ryan Suter, too

Jun 22, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT

Ryan Suter

The Penguins are going out of their way to steal headlines at the draft. From trading away Jordan Staal to Carolina to looking to get in the mix for Zach Parise, GM Ray Shero is doing work. You can now add Ryan Suter to their list of interests.

Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the Penguins are trying hard to acquire the rights to Nashville’s soon-to-be free agent defenseman ahead of July 1. Rossi helps us remember that this is similar to what the Penguins did two years ago with then free agent Dan Hamhuis.

Suter, of course, is set to cash in big time in free agency but Predators GM David Poile has made it a point to say he doesn’t want to deal Suter’s rights before July 1 but realizes Suter will test out free agency. Perhaps Shero thinks he can help Poile see the potential reality of the situation, that being Suter won’t be coming back to Nashville once everyone starts throwing money his way.

  1. greatminnesotasportsmind - Jun 22, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Of course Pittsburgh is in the Midwest, where he has stated he wants to play…

  2. flyeredup - Jun 22, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Let them waste another 3rd rounder

  3. lordfletcher - Jun 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM


    anything else? Keep dreaming.

  4. hockinj25 - Jun 22, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    They are going to be mighty disappointed/screwed if they don’t get either of them.

    • lordfletcher - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:08 AM


      as of right now, I think it’s more likely that the Pens will trade for B. Ryan than hope to get Parise.

      too much of a gamble to just assume Parise wants to play in Pitts.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 7:18 AM

      Did you see the display of the classless Penguin fans booing the Flyers pick when he took the stage ! Its one thing to boo Holmgren at the mic but to continue it when the player was putting his jersey on at the day he waited for ! I hope this kid destroys Crosby coming across the middle then they can really boo him ! Oh and by the way did you see the Penguins pick he has a hate the face just like Crosby !

      • waveofice - Jun 23, 2012 at 9:15 AM

        Are you serious? Can you imagine what would have happened if the draft was in Philly? The Pens and Rangers picks would have had batteries thrown at them just like Santa Claus.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM

        Dude the Santa Clause thing is tired and it shows you don’t know what your talking about ! You don’t even know the story so I will educate you !The Santa Clause outfit was horrendous and he was not a very good representative from the north pole thats why he was booed kind of like that raggedy old hulk hogan impersonator the pens got !

      • mmmpierogi - Jun 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM

        The shear hypocrisy is fantastic — a “classless Pens fan” remark coming from a Philly fan?!

        How often do you hear about fans in Pittsburgh projectile-vomiting on other people in the stands during sports events? How often do you hear about fans in Pittsburgh flat-out attacking people in random convenience stores for wearing jerseys for rival teams (someone woman wearing a Cowboys jersey who was attacked in eastern PA a few years back — when was the last time Eagles/Cowboys was even relevant?!). When was the last time a Pittsburgh fan got beat on by Tie Domi in the penalty box for being a moron, or chucked D batteries at players at baseball games because the guy didn’t sign with their team? Best of all, who needs people in Pittsburgh booing Philly draft selections when Philly fans do a fine job of this themselves (e.g., McNabb in 1999). And this list isn’t even remotely comprehensive!

        I’m not sticking up for Pittsburgh fans here, but again, the hypocrisy is laughable.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM

        GOOGLE ,,,,,, Victim Of Console Energy Attack then get back to me ,fool !

      • mmmpierogi - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM

        Frankly, I couldn’t care less about “Consol Energy Attack” — you won’t see the City of Pittsburgh having to assign municipal court judges to home venues on game days as was done at Veterans Stadium in the late 90’s. Again, your remark smacks of hypocrisy — but somehow, I’m the fool? Right.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:41 PM

        You could care less about the attack at the console,,,,, it was worse than anything you mentioned in Philly you fool ! You should have read it before you got back to me you crudkake !

      • sportsfreak13 - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:32 PM

        How can you say classless pens fan and then go on to wish an inury to a opposing player in the same sentence? Its not like your fans didn’t attack a war vet after the winter classic or anything. Why don’t you go back under your bridge troll and concentrate on suing your team because the winter classic tickets weren’t included in your season ticket package.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:48 PM

        Drunken shirtless steelers fan celebrates super bowl by slamming unsuspecting girl who just wanted her picture taken with him to the pavement , drunken steeler fan walks on top of cars and ends up going through windshield ,,,you want more you toothless bastard !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:37 PM

        Pens fan sues Penguins over text messaging ,victim of console energy attack do you want more, I got em !

      • sportsfreak13 - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM

        flyer fans boo Santa clause, flyer fans boo cancer support video. Flyer fan jmps war vet. Want more I got them.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 1:05 PM

        Take that small amount of marijuana you keep in your sock and the three dollars your mom gives you buy a sixer of iron city go down to 1 of the 3 rivers of your choice and call it a day because in the end thats all you got !

      • mmmpierogi - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:52 PM

        Sounds great. Have fun cheering to guys lying motionless on the field following career-ending spinal cord injuries — class to the extreme coming from Eagles fans.

        Also, sorry for being such a “crudkake.” Try not to be too corny with the names, pal.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM

        Console energy attack can’t be topped so stop trying ,brush your tooth,have an iron city ,eat a french fry sandwich and get a clue!

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 1:19 PM

        Quit it pierogiman your scaring me with the PAL stuff !

  5. plogsdon - Jun 23, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    I don’t know why they keep making it public that they’re going after every best UFA there is. They obviously aren’t going to get Suter and Parise, and I’d be surprised if they even get one. They can’t even afford both. They’re just getting their fanbase all excited and setting themselves up for disappointment.

  6. freneticgarfieldfan - Jun 23, 2012 at 4:57 AM

    pure marketing propaganda

  7. xjokerz - Jun 23, 2012 at 6:02 AM

    Suter about to sign with the wings

  8. pissedoff24 - Jun 23, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Lol really? You just took 2 stories (one from the 60s) and combined them. No one threw batteries at Santa you nitwit

  9. blackandyellow71 - Jun 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    But you don’t deny that the ” classier than Pittsburgh” Philadelphia fans have thrown batteries at players before, just not at Santa Claus.

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