Around the NHL (Part XXXV): Playoffs!
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05-08-2012, 02:06 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Apparently Suter wants to play in Minnesota
Suter is No. 1 on the Red Wings' wish list, regardless of whether Lidstrom returns.
Some in the organization believe Suter is the closest thing they have seen to Lidstrom. He is an all-around defenseman who moves the puck well, has a terrific shot from the point, likes to hit, logs a lot of minutes and has been extremely durable. And he's only 27.
Suter turned down a lucrative offer from Nashville during the season. Some believe he wants to sign with the Minnesota Wild.
The Detroit beat writer wrote the cap will rise to $70M in the summer under the current agreement. He failed to mention the CBA expires in 4 months. Bettman will **** a brick if the NHL plays a single game with a $70M upper limit. The Wings have the room to add major payroll within the current upper limit thinking it stays in that area. Minus a few million. They don't have many young players up for new deals within the next few years.
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