Ryan Suter - UFA Part 2
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06-30-2012, 08:35 PM
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That's a valid point, but I think Poile would have the go-ahead to sign him to a longer term if that's what it takes. If Nashville really wants to shed the "team on a budget" image and start to compete with the perennial favorites both on the ice and in the wallet they absolutely cannot let a thing like a lack of insurability come between the team and one half of the best defensive pairing in the league.
Letting something like that hang up a deal would send shockwaves. Weber certainly wouldn't sign. He was the first one to have cold feet due to how the team has lost players in the past once they got too expensive (a lot of that happening right after Weber's first full season when there was a firesale to reduce salary as much as possible before the sale).
A clear message would not only be sent to Weber and his teammates, but to the fan base, too. Maybe it wouldn't be as big of a deal had the owners not decided to talk about how they will be spending towards the cap ceiling going forward, but since they have talked about that there is no way things can remain business-as-usual. Not if they want to continue to build on already huge successes in growing the interest for the team.
I think that is a fair description of what will be going on with me. At least when Kariya left for St Louis he had a valid reason, and both he and the team were underwhelming during that stretch. Now the Blues are pretty damn good, and there is no way in hell Suter would play poorly there.
if Suter does indeed leave NSH, who do you think they target in the market. I was thinking Matt Carle, but the rumor mill is pointing to COL. Maybe a trad to replace Suter?
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