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05-17-2012, 03:28 PM
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Suter is solid, but don't mistake him for Progner or Niedermayer. If he doesn't have a top notch defenseman to be paired with, he's not going to be dominant. Offensively, he's great at rushing the puck up the ice, but his skills in the offensive zone are lacking. His assits will go way down if he doesn't have someone like Weber opposite the point. He's always had a piss poor shot.
While solid on his skates, he relies on Weber to handle the physical play
I think he is better than Pronger & Niedermayer but would put Pronger as a little more desirable in the past based on intimidation. However Pronger playing like he did earlier in his career would be sitting out a long time with suspensions so I think the intimidation factor is now diminishing.
The other part? Nick never had to be physical and every GM in the league would have sold their soul to get him.
Nashville fans deserve to have Suter back but I think that you guys still suffer a little from not having the hockey tradition that many other cities have. You keep the enthusiasm and committment going though, you guys will start being known as a hockey destination.
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