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08:21 AM ET 07.11 | Newly introduced in Minnesota, Ryan Suter says he believes he was straightforward with the Predators during his free-agent negotiations. This is why Suter, a former Predators defenseman, wanted to discuss his feelings about leaving Nashville with The Tennessean on Thursday. On July 4, Suter signed a 13-year, $98 million deal with the Wild. "It's something that happened. And the fact that I do get to be close to home with my wife and my kid, for me to be close to home, it all worked out," Suter said. ... "I have never tried to hide anything from anybody," Suter said. "I wanted it to work in Nashville, but the decision I made was to move on, and I'm sorry for the hurt that it has brought to David Poile and to the Predators."

The Tennessean

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July 11, 2012  08:31 AM ET

No man should apologize for choosing to work closer to home to spend more time with his family

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July 11, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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This is absurd. The PA should file a harassment charge against Poile and the Preds.

Well you really don't know what he told Poile or what Poile told him or what the agent said or anything. It's business. People lie (i.e., say things that aren't true) all the time to enhance their position or sell their product or earn a big contract.

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July 11, 2012  09:01 AM ET

this is absurd. Why he should feel the need to apologise is ridiculous. If an apology is owed, maybe Polie should?
And maybe Suter could have been honest and said...if he felt he had to....that he just wanted to play with his new bff

July 11, 2012  09:03 AM ET

It's time for everyone involved to move on.

July 11, 2012  09:06 AM ET

Is this drama ever going to end?

July 11, 2012  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It's time for everyone involved to move on.

Thank You....it's over....we wish Suter well....now note to Poile...SIGN WEBER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 11, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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It certainly seems like he told Poile he was testing FA, Poile took it as "OH he's going to stay", and now he's all pissed.

Perhaps Poile saw his future employment go out the door with Suter and that made him a trifle irked.

July 11, 2012  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It certainly seems like he told Poile he was testing FA, Poile took it as "OH he's going to stay", and now he's all pissed.

Key phrase "seems like". The story also quotes Suter that he "wanted it to work in Nashville ". Seems like Poile understood that to mean he wanted to stay. Well looks like he didn't want it to work as much as Poile did. Hey, it's his decision. But again, we really don't know what they tell each other, only what they tell the writers.

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July 11, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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Perhaps Poile saw his future employment go out the door with Suter and that made him a trifle irked.

Does that make Poile Prince Irked?

July 11, 2012  09:20 AM ET

Is this the pilot for "The Househusbands of Nashville" ?

July 11, 2012  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Well you really don't know what he told Poile or what Poile told him or what the agent said or anything. It's business. People lie (i.e., say things that aren't true) all the time to enhance their position or sell their product or earn a big contract.

And really so what. I have been arguing with my fellow Devil fans who say the same thing about Parise, that he lied to the fan base (all 4 of us). Neither of these guys said they were definately staying with their respective teams. The decided to play closer to their home and get paid nearly 100 mil to do that. Who would say no to that?

July 11, 2012  09:37 AM ET

this thread reminds me of this....

July 11, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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This is absurd. The PA should file a harassment charge against Poile and the Preds.

You mean like a restraining order against an ex? In a lot of ways this like a regular breakup, including the "I wanted it to work in Nashville" bit. I've broken up with several great, really nice people just because it wasn't the right fit...that and they were awful. Anyway, you'd like it to work cuz they're nice, but you can't continue in that loser situation. Poile seems nice.

July 11, 2012  10:04 AM ET

3 biggest lies:

Check is in the mail
I wont c*m in your mouth
I had every intention of staying and working it out

July 11, 2012  10:04 AM ET

When leaving an awkward situation , do so with haste, and authority. Looking back and mealy mouthing after the fact makes no one feel better. Keep movin Suter nothing left to be said for you in Nashville

July 11, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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3 biggest lies:Check is in the mailI wont c*m in your mouthI had every intention of staying and working it out

I've always gotten that wrong:
C*m is in the mail
I wont mail in your mouth
I had every intention of c*ming and working it out

 
July 11, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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It's time for everyone involved to move on.

Yep. But, then what would FN do if there weren't rehashes of all this stuff?

Wait for the story when Parise apologises to Devils fans. He'll do it in person, one by one. It will take 5 minutes ;)

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