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Suter not signing before Feb 27 deadline

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The Red Wings will have plenty of salary cap space to make a splash this summer (Zach Parise, too?)

One can dream.

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Based on his comments, it sure doesn't sound like he will be signing in Nashville period. Intriguing. :cool:

What to people think he will be worth on the open market come July 1.

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Based on his comments, it sure doesn't sound like he will be signing in Nashville period. Intriguing. :cool:

What to people think he will be worth on the open market come July 1.

Me thinks it'll be nearly impossible for the Preds to keep both Suter, and Weber...Depending how the new CBA takes shape (say for an example there's a soft cap) we could see Suter get offers of $6 million plus.

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Me thinks it'll be nearly impossible for the Preds to keep both Suter, and Weber...Depending how the new CBA takes shape (say for an example there's a soft cap) we could see Suter get offers of $6 million plus.

He'll get offers of more then that. I'd say teams like the Rags and others will offer 7 or more.

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Based on his comments, it sure doesn't sound like he will be signing in Nashville period. Intriguing. :cool:

What to people think he will be worth on the open market come July 1.

Based on quotes directly from Suter, I wouldn't be too sure of that...

Suter told NHL.com prior to the All-Star break. "If we're winning, I hope that David will maybe go out and get that extra piece; work the other way rather than deal me, and we'll take care of the rest later. I tell David, and I'm telling you right now, straight up, that I like it in Nashville and it's a great place to live."

Suter said the last part with an emphatic tone in his voice.

Full article: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=614048

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Based on quotes directly from Suter, I wouldn't be too sure of that...

Suter told NHL.com prior to the All-Star break. "If we're winning, I hope that David will maybe go out and get that extra piece; work the other way rather than deal me, and we'll take care of the rest later. I tell David, and I'm telling you right now, straight up, that I like it in Nashville and it's a great place to live."

Suter said the last part with an emphatic tone in his voice.

Full article: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=614048

If he likes rednecks so much, someone tell him Michigan has its fair share, haha.

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Based on quotes directly from Suter, I wouldn't be too sure of that...

Suter told NHL.com prior to the All-Star break. "If we're winning, I hope that David will maybe go out and get that extra piece; work the other way rather than deal me, and we'll take care of the rest later. I tell David, and I'm telling you right now, straight up, that I like it in Nashville and it's a great place to live."

Suter said the last part with an emphatic tone in his voice.

Full article: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=614048

how many players have openly said they don't like the city they are playing in? and there are many other great cities to live.

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Based on quotes directly from Suter, I wouldn't be too sure of that...

Suter told NHL.com prior to the All-Star break. "If we're winning, I hope that David will maybe go out and get that extra piece; work the other way rather than deal me, and we'll take care of the rest later. I tell David, and I'm telling you right now, straight up, that I like it in Nashville and it's a great place to live."

Suter said the last part with an emphatic tone in his voice.

Full article: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=614048

I guess I'm more reading between the lines.

To come out publicly and announce he has no intentions to sign before the deadline is pretty close to saying he will test the market on July 1st

I worry too that other teams will offer way more for him, than the wings. I think 6-6.5 would be a fair offer from us.

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I guess I'm more reading between the lines.

To come out publicly and announce he has no intentions to sign before the deadline is pretty close to saying he will test the market on July 1st

I worry too that other teams will offer way more for him, than the wings. I think 6-6.5 would be a fair offer from us.

Yes, but considering what Wisniewski got last year, Suter is worth WAAAYYYY more than $6.5 on the market. I can see him easily topping what Weber is making this season if he tests the open market. I hear one of the items in the CBA issue is the "Holland Rules" of long term contracts to keep the Cap hit down. The NHL hates the fact that teams can sign multiple super-stars to "life-time" deals all with keeping the cap-hit within reason...So I believe that wherever he goes it'll be for a huge salary and a huge cap-hit....

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One can dream.

If Lidstrom resigns and we sign both Suter and Parise, can we say best off season in Wings history?

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I have a hard time seeing Suter come to Detroit. I'm sure he'll get more elsewhere, and the predators likely won't be trading within the division, especially with how competitive it is. I hope to god im wrong though.

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If Lidstrom resigns and we sign both Suter and Parise, can we say best off season in Wings history?

Pretty much. IMO, that would beat Hasek, Hull, and Robitaille because there's a salary cap now.

Oh, what the hell...

Franzen-Datsyuk-Bertuzzi

Filppula-Zetterberg-Parise

Lidstrom-White

Kronwall-Suter

:P

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Pretty much. IMO, that would beat Hasek, Hull, and Robitaille because there's a salary cap now.

Oh, what the hell...

Franzen-Datsyuk-Bertuzzi

Filppula-Zetterberg-Parise

Lidstrom-White

Kronwall-Suter

:P

Resigns. Not re-signs.

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If Lidstrom resigns and we sign both Suter and Parise, can we say best off season in Wings history?

More like worst off season in wings history. Although I think you meant to say re-signs

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I have to think the Wings are on Suter's radar - I have no idea though if he is the type to go for $$$ over a winning team, but he seems like the type who would accept less money from a Cup contender - which the Wings are only one of, but Detroit does have a lot to spend next year, Lidstrom or not.

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If he likes rednecks so much, someone tell him Michigan has its fair share, haha.

Future teammate Homer drives a truck, and who could forget his teeth when he crossed the pond?

He's a Scandinavian hillbilly.

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Both Suter and Weber have said that they just want Nashville to take the game seriously and match Detroit. They have never seen the commitment there to go add on to the team and make it a winner. I believe that this year Suter is just making it clear that you have to go add players at the deadline to have any shot at resigning me. He has to know that Detroit is waiting to give him a big contract and make him the number 1 Dman of a winner next season.

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Both Suter and Weber have said that they just want Nashville to take the game seriously and match Detroit. They have never seen the commitment there to go add on to the team and make it a winner. I believe that this year Suter is just making it clear that you have to go add players at the deadline to have any shot at resigning me. He has to know that Detroit is waiting to give him a big contract and make him the number 1 Dman of a winner next season.

We will see if he will take a discount to play with the Wings or if he will cash in with another team. I can only hope he is willing to take less to play for Detroit.

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We will see if he will take a discount to play with the Wings or if he will cash in with another team. I can only hope he is willing to take less to play for Detroit.

Honestly, I think he knows better than this. You can bet his agent and himself are talking now and he knows Detroit wants him. I can almost guarantee he also knows how much cap space the Wings are going to have this offseason. He is probably thinking, "They want me to replace the Perfect Human. They will pay me more to get me there because they might loose their 2nd best d-man (Stewie). They want me. They can always pull some prospects up or get cheaper UFA to fill the void if they pay big for me."

On the other topic, the fans in Nashville are great and they take the team very seriously. As for the front office, I don't know. But gut tells me, Nashville won't keep both Weber and Suter. If Preds continue winning and have a legit shot at making a cup run, Suter will stay in Nashville and see what the front office does to either help the team or do nothing. I think he hits the open market with money signs in his eyes.

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Honestly, I think he knows better than this. You can bet his agent and himself are talking now and he knows Detroit wants him. I can almost guarantee he also knows how much cap space the Wings are going to have this offseason. He is probably thinking, "They want me to replace the Perfect Human. They will pay me more to get me there because they might loose their 2nd best d-man (Stewie). They want me. They can always pull some prospects up or get cheaper UFA to fill the void if they pay big for me."

On the other topic, the fans in Nashville are great and they take the team very seriously. As for the front office, I don't know. But gut tells me, Nashville won't keep both Weber and Suter. If Preds continue winning and have a legit shot at making a cup run, Suter will stay in Nashville and see what the front office does to either help the team or do nothing. I think he hits the open market with money signs in his eyes.

Thats where the problem is.

Detroit won't pay through the nose to get him. If Suter is willing to take less than market value, he will be in a Wings jersey. If not, he can cash in with Anaheim or some other team willing to spend 6-7 million a season.

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Pretty good article from Kevin Allen about Suter.

http://www.usatoday....alks/52889106/1

Kevin Allen is also big buddies with people in the Preds front office, hence his saying the Preds have a shot at the Cup.... I will believe they spend when I see them spend. Last year with Weber in his Restricted negotiations, they offered him 4.5 mill and hoped he would take a hometown discount. He eventually got 7.5, and will get more after this season. I'm sure they low-balled Suter as well, because Weber was quoted during the All-Star media day saying 'Im surprised Suter held it all in until now"... Sounds like frustration to me. Nashville is a nice city, but as someone else said... there are other nice places to live.........

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