Thread: Speculation: 2012 Offseason
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08-05-2011, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Flyerfan808 View Post
I've gotta think that we're not the only suitors for Suter. Just off the top of my head Detroit will have Niklas Kronwall AND Nicklas Lidstrom as UFA.

Assuming Lidstrom retires. I've got to think they throw BIG dollars at Suter.

Who esle could throw big money at him? Which are our top competition to get him signed?

Also, is it too late to think contingency?

Assuming we don't get Suter who are our contingencies?

Barret Jackman
Tim Gleason
Bryan Allen
Greg Zanon
Niklas Kronwall (DRW will more than likely sign him though)
Francois Beauchemin
Dennis Wideman
John-Michael Liles
Johnny Boychuck
Randy Jones (LOL)

I'd almost rather have Carle than some of them.
Maybe add Tyutin and Stuart to that list. I'd take Carle over quite a few of those actually, assuming their salaries are the same.

Ryan Suter is one of the best defenders in the game, I'd love for him to play for us, but I'm not gonna hold my hopes up. He should be making quite a nice sum of cash on his next contract. He is by far the best dman of next years ufa crop and going by the contracts given out this summer... his could be ridiculous.

Should I bet any money on his next team, I'd go with Detroit as well. They should have plenty of space to use on him (and potentially on Weber the year after). Lidström, Kronwall and Stuart are ufa's, as is Hudler, Holmström and Bertuzzi.

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