Ryan Suter Rumors: Red Wings Reportedly Offer $90 Million Over 12 Years
Ryan Suter, one of the prizes of the 2012 NHL free agency period, has a big decision to make. He's also got a lot of money on his table, thanks to a contract offer from one of the league's premier franchises: Suter is reportedly weighing a $90 million deal from the Detroit Red Wings.
Suter became one of the NHL's best defensemen in his time in Nashville, and has at least 37 points in each of his last four seasons, including a career-high 46 points in 2011-12. But the Red Wings dangling $90 million, spread over a 12-year deal that will last until Suter is 39, might be enough to get him to switch jerseys in the Central Division.
Suter might also join another former Predator in the Motor City. Jordin Tootoo shocked the Music City when he signed with Detroit on Sunday, leaving the Preds fans at On The Forecheck more than a little miffed. Suter following suit would be a bit more predictable, but could be just as devastating.