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Chelios on Suter picking Wild: “He made it easy on his family, his dad — none of the Suters have ever left Madison”

Jul 9, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

Suter

Location, location, location.

According to Detroit Red Wings adviser Chris Chelios, it’s the main reason why Ryan Suter signed in Minnesota.

“He made it easy on his family, his dad,” Chelios told the Detroit News. “None of the Suters have ever left Madison.

“It came down to a hockey-family decision. The Suters aren’t afraid to jump in a car.”

The drive between Madison, WI, and Minneapolis is approximately five hours and as you may have heard, Suter’s wife is from nearby Bloomington (they got married at the Lafayette Club on Minnetonka Beach; click here to read more about the horseradish crusted salmon entree.)

Chelios said the hometown draw won out over joining the storied Wings franchise.

“I know [Suter] was interested in coming to Detroit,” Chelios explained. “I was with him at a golf tournament and he touched on it.

“The history of the Red Wings over the last 15, 20 years, what kind of organization it is, you don’t have to sell it.”

  1. nvandy42 - Jul 9, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Apparently you do have to sell it, and apparently you didn’t do a good enough job Mr. Chelios.

  2. mmmpierogi - Jul 9, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    The drive between Madison, WI, and Minneapolis is approximately five hours and as you may have heard, Suter’s wife is from nearby Bloomington (they got married at the Lafayette Club on Minnetonka Beach; click here to read more about the horseradish crusted salmon entree.)

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    Why don’t you purify yourself in the waters … of Lake Minnetonka.

    • mnrube23 - Jul 11, 2012 at 11:05 AM

      Detroit is only another 2 hours from Madison. Not much more of a drive. He just didn’t want to go to a team that has a few years left in there top players.

  3. redwingsfan999 - Jul 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    You can’t beat family, there’s nothing chelios or the wings organization could have done

    • lordfletcher - Jul 9, 2012 at 6:45 PM

      now try telling the Devil fans this…

      they are calling for Parise’s head

  4. ray2013 - Jul 9, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Who cares? Suter made his decision. Can’t change it now.

  5. lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 9, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Well, sheeooot, that ain’t no Waffle House weddin’, that’s fer sher.
    http://www.slideshare.net/luomat/waffle-house-wedding-presentation

    • williplett - Jul 10, 2012 at 4:04 AM

      • lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 10, 2012 at 9:15 AM

        Ah, good ol’ Ricky.

      • lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 10, 2012 at 9:16 AM

        Btw, please tell me you’re the real Willi Plett.

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