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Report: Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos hints at a Suter-Detroit connection—or is it blowing smoke?

Updated 5x at 6:07 PM—dammit, blowing smoke?: Hmm, per Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos:

#NHL. Starting to hear Suter has picked #Redwings as his destination. More to come…..
Still looking for confirmation that Suter has pick #Redwings but the sense is the decision is coming soon.

Update: Cue Ted Kulfan...

Gettinhg sense suter choosing red wings

And then an ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun-style reality check:

Agent Neil Sheehy says Ryan Suter has not made a decision yet.

And along comes Ansar Khan:

Holland text on Suter: “Everything is media rumors at this time.’’ Of course, that doesn’t mean it won’t happen soon.

Update #2: From Helene St. James...

From DET GM Ken Holland: “Everything is media rumors at this time.” #RyanSuter

Update #3: Typical Kypreos!!!!!

Nothing confirmed as it appears Suter will won’t make anything official till 2morrow but some on inside say he’s leaned toward #Redwings

And from Chuck Pleiness, via RedWingsFeed:

With speculation running rampant that Ryan Suter has made up his mind and chose to sign with the Detroit, Wings general manager Ken Holland texted saying, “Everything is media rumors at this time.”

I guess if you’re looking for a ray of hope is the fact that he ends the quote with … at this time.

Update #4: From the AP’s Larry Lage...

Neil Sheey, the agent for coveted #NHL free agent Ryan Suter tells The AP: “I don’t expect a quick decision.”

Via RedWingsFeed, USA Today’s Kevin Allen….

Told it is “unlikely” that Suter will make his decision today.

And the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan:

Holland/Sheehy (Suter’s agent) say Suter has not made a decision (ie recent spate of rumors he’s choosing the Wings).
The Suter saga could drag on for multiple days…for sure doesn’t sound like today.

Update #5: More from Sheehy via Lage:

Ryan Suter and Zach Parise chose to take time to sort through offers from a slew of suitors on the first day of NHL free agency.

“I don’t expect a quick decision,” Suter’s agent, Neil Sheehy, wrote in an email Sunday to The Associated Press.

From NHL.com’s Dave Lozo:

Despite one report that Ryan Suter was on the verge of signing with the Red Wings, which he is still likely to do, both Zach Parise and Suter will wait until Monday before making a decision on their futures.

There’s no shortage of teams interested in them, but each of them will likely have a shortlist of teams they’re considering. Parise’s list could include the Devils, Wings, Penguins, Kings and Wild, while Suter will likely ponder offers from the Wings, Flyers, Wild and Predators.

And I don’t know what to make regarding Ted Kulfan’s “report” about the Wings bidding on Nash given that the price is ridiculously high. No way, no how.

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I’m listening…

Posted by godblender on 07/01/12 at 07:16 PM ET

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Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 07/01/12 at 07:17 PM ET

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Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 07/01/12 at 07:17 PM ET

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Yes plzzzzzzz grin

Posted by Ducksworth from Brownstown, MI on 07/01/12 at 07:18 PM ET

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Please be true, please be true, please be true.

Posted by Riviera from Phoenix on 07/01/12 at 07:18 PM ET

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I will kick him right in the Capt. Crunchies if he’s lyin’... I’m just sayin’.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 07/01/12 at 07:20 PM ET

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Maybe Sportsnet does the twitter page backgrounds for all their employees… but man, Kypreos’s make me hate him a little bit.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 07/01/12 at 07:20 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Since this is from Kypreos, I’m going to call bullshiat until I hear something from an official source.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 07/01/12 at 07:20 PM ET

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Yes, and please bring Parise with you!

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 07/01/12 at 07:24 PM ET

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You missed Kypreos’ scoop that Jonas Gufstasson has signed with Detroit.  Having Gufstasson and Gustavsson on the same team is going to trip some people up.

Posted by monkey from Prague on 07/01/12 at 07:24 PM ET

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“starting to hear”...From who? your gut? because I sure as hell don’t trust that.

He is just looking for attention, and he got it

Posted by yzer19man from Chicago, IL on 07/01/12 at 07:27 PM ET

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Is Gufsta a Swedish name?

Posted by monkey from Prague on 07/01/12 at 07:28 PM ET



Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 07/01/12 at 05:17 PM ET


Posted by RyanVM on 07/01/12 at 07:30 PM ET


Aaaand he’s backing off now…

Posted by godblender on 07/01/12 at 07:32 PM ET

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Check the update. Kypreos is such a tease.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 07/01/12 at 07:33 PM ET


C’mon, it’s the media. It’s not like they’d get anything wrong like travel plans,... oh, wait.

Posted by Bugsy on 07/01/12 at 07:36 PM ET

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It seems like when everything quiets down for a few minutes, Kypreos tweets something like this and starts a fervor just for attention. He’s annoying.

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 07/01/12 at 07:44 PM ET

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just noticed this on Wikipedia:

(May be a bit hard to see cause I resized to fit in the post but if you look close—- or go to the link [before it changes?]—- the listing for “NHL team ___ ” looks familiar.)

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 07/01/12 at 08:05 PM ET

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