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02-05-2014, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Persona5 View Post
Poile simply gambled and lost. If we would have played in or won the Stanley Cup or re-signed Suter we wouldn't be talking about it. Poile took the man at his word and got boned along with all of the Predators fan base. This is why we boo Suter every time he touches the puck and people don't boo every time Poile is seen around the stadium.
It's not that simple. Heck, even to the public, Suter said he wanted to see roster improvements before singing a long-term contract. He said the previous off-season, he was waiting to see what Weber was doing with his contract/arbitration. If Poile or anyone thought Suter was a shoe-in to re-sign, they are kidding themselves. Even when Suter hit free agency, Poile was still being his naive self-- he said he thought Suter was "just going to take a peek" at options. This is one of the most naive GM statements I have ever heard.

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