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More Ryan Suter talk

USA Today’s Kevin Allen offers a slightly different spin on Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter’s decision to not re-sign with his team before the trade deadline:

I talked to Suter Saturday night, and he wanted to make it clear that he is not ruling out re-signing with the Predators. He felt as if his words were misinterpreted Friday when he said he wouldn’t re-sign by the trade deadline. He said he decided to announce he wouldn’t sign by then to prevent it from becoming a distraction for the hottest team in the league. The Predators have won 12 out of the last 14 games

The Predators certainly were hoping to get Suter re-signed soon, but his announcement probably doesn’t change much for them. Given how well the team is playing, it seems unlikely that GM David Poile would trade Suter. How could he face fans in Nashville if he traded a 27-minute defenseman when they have a shot at winning the Stanley Cup?

That’s right. You read right. The Predators have a chance to win the Stanley Cup.

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Primis's avatar

That’s right. You read right. The Predators have a chance to win the Stanley Cup.

No, they don’t.

As they pointed out on the WIIM podcast yesterday, I love how he makes an announcement about how he’s hamstringining his team so it’s “not a distraction”.

Yup good luck with that non distraction… how’s that working out so far?

Posted by Primis on 01/31/12 at 09:59 AM ET

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Jesus, nobody can win, can they?

If he doesn’t say anything then people are going to be asking him and Poile and his teammates every single night about it.

So now he says something and will have to deal with it for a couple days, then get back to playing hockey.

Posted by Garth on 01/31/12 at 03:32 PM ET

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If he doesn’t say anything then people are going to be asking him and Poile and his teammates every single night about it.

So now he says something and will have to deal with it for a couple days, then get back to playing hockey.

Posted by Garth on 01/31/12 at 12:32 PM ET

He didn’t say anything though.

He didn’t say “Get me out of this hellhole NOW!”, nor did he say “Leave?  WTF, I love it here”.

It doesn’t stop now until he says one or the other.  It comes with the territory.

Posted by Primis on 01/31/12 at 06:21 PM ET

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I think he has been quite clear.  “I love it here.  I will stay IF management convinces me that they are in it to win it.”

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 01/31/12 at 06:31 PM ET

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It doesn’t stop now until he says one or the other. 

Well, he said that he wasn’t going to be signing a new contract before the deadline.

That’s one way.

Posted by Garth on 02/01/12 at 02:42 AM ET

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