The Malik Report
by George Malik on 07/01/12 at 07:15 PM ET
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
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.”
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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