Ryan Suter - is he a franchise defenceman?
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02-26-2012, 11:24 AM
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Remember when Jay Bouwmeester came on the market as a UFA? He was the shiny UFA D-man that teams were going to write a blank cheque for. However, he hadn't really proved to be a true #1 Dman for a winner. I always thought he was a good defenseman who was overrated. I was hoping the Flyers didn't get him. Luckily, they didn't, they traded for Chris Pronger instead.
Got me thinking of Suter. He is likely to get 7 million per for 5+ years, similar money and term to what Jbouw signed. Is Ryan Suter a true #1 d-man? A franchise player? A playoff performer who can help win you a Stanley Cup?
Personally.....I don't think so.
I think he is a #1 defender, but not as good as some people make him out to be. I'd take Weber over him any day of the week.
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