Alright, I'm going to try a different tact with you this time around, so I'm going to propose two questions to you that I've been wondering about since you began your advocacy for Suter (and Parise, but I don't want to deal with him here).
1. What is it about Ryan Suter or his game that makes you want him so badly?
2. What is the maximum that you would pay for Ryan Suter to get him on this team?
I feel, and it is just my opinion, that Ryan Suter is the closest thing we can acquire to having anyone near the talent of Lidstrom. He is better than any of our current defensemen that are under contract. As for salary, I think $7.5M would be what I would top out at. Like I said, I am sure he will get plenty of offers that are over and above that amount and it'll be up to him to sign with a contender (whether it's Detroit or not) or make the max in Columbus. Now if a contender offer's him $9M, then that is fine too. I think my max would be $7.5M, if not then there are other, not so talented options out there too. LA right now, is proving that you don't really need that high dollar defender to win, so if no Suter, then maybe a couple of $4M B class hard working defensemen that aren't named Quincey...
edit: Sorry, just checked and I didn't know Doughty was at $7M per season, guess that theory was wrong!
But honestly, now knowing that he is only at $7M, $7.5M should be plenty to get Suter signed...but to add to that theory, the Rags highest paid D man is less than $4M and it isn't hurting them!
Edited by LeftWinger, 21 May 2012 - 11:52 AM.
Bring Fedorov Home For A Day!
He Needs To Retire A Red Wing.
When Gordie Leaves Us, the NHL MUST Retire The #9.