RYAN SUTER NOT EXPECTED TO MAKE DECISION UNTIL THURSDAY
Coveted defenseman Ryan Suter won’t be making a decision today, his agent Neil Sheehy confirms. The word out of Suter’s camp is that a decision could very well go past July 4th and that they won’t be rushed to make a decision. A decision is not expected until at least Thursday. The Penguins have yet to be informed that they are eliminated from the mix, but it’s still not clear whether they’ve emerged into Suter’s shortlist of teams that include the Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild and possibly Nashville Predators. The Penguins made an initial 10 year offer but are believed to have increased the offer to 12-13 years to stay in the ballgame. The Philadelphia Flyers have also not been eliminated from the mix. Pittsburgh has been hopeful to speak with Ryan Suter and I haven’t been able to confirm today yet that they did.
The Detroit Red Wings continue to be among the most aggressive suitors for Suter and according to the Detroit Free Press GM Ken Holland is belived to have met with Suter today at his farm in Madison, Wisconsin as media members were tracking the Red Wings private jet. The Free Press also reports that the Red Wings offer is 13 years worth $90 million as the team is looking to keep Suter’s cap hit under $7 million.
The Red Wings and the Wild who have also met with Suter are regarded as the front runners for Suter.
— Jaromir Jagr is signing with the Dallas Stars, agreeing to a one year deal worth $4.5 million, ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun reports.