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All Is Well Between Ryan Suter And Mike Yeo

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants,

Refresh your memories with the day's events and you'll understand the context for today, but before today's skate, Yeo and Suter met to clear the air. Tonight against the Blackhawks, Yeo will indeed go with Suter being reunited with left-shot now right-defenseman Jonas Brodin and left-shot Marco Scandella will return to the lineup and be paired with right-shot partner of yesteryear Jared Spurgeon. Nate Prosser, a righty, will play the left side of right shot Matt Dumba. Christian Folin won't play.

"We’re obviously on the same page," Suter said. "It’s a story that shouldn’t even be a story. I think the heat of the practice yesterday, I was just saying stuff I probably shouldn’t have said. But at the end of the day, it’s about winning and it’s about what's going to be best for our team. Obviously Brods is a great defenseman, Spurge is a good defenseman, we’ve got a lot of good defensemen. I told you at the beginning of the year, our D corps I think is up there at the top of the league. It’s not really news to me anymore."

Yeo said Suter's comments yesterday "didn’t bother me. There was a time maybe where it would have, ... but first off, just the day in general, practice in general was a day to rattle the cage a little bit, and so that’s what we were looking for."

Yeo basically admitted he was trying to tick the players off yesterday after going 1-4-2 in their previous seven games.

"Exactly," Suter said, before laughing and adding, "I did exactly what the coach wanted, right? At the end, it’s what they decide to help us win. And we weren’t winning, and I think it’s probably good to change it up a little bit."

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TreKronor's avatar

It seems like there is a lot of drama on this team.

Posted by TreKronor on 12/01/15 at 04:31 PM ET

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“We’re obviously on the same page,” Suter said. “It’s a story that shouldn’t even be a story.”

I love it.  He’s the one who made the remarks, but apparently it’s everyone else’s fault that it’s a story because they’re “obviously on the same page”?

What an ass.

Posted by Garth on 12/01/15 at 05:08 PM ET

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