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Questions about slumping Suter irk Yeo

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08:14 AM ET 01.29 | For a pair of players who signed identical blockbuster contracts in Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, living up to them has been a study in contrasts. Five games into their tag-team tenure, Parise has received universal praise while Suter hears daily reminders about his slow start. That part bothers Wild coach Mike Yeo, who defended his All-Star defenseman Monday when asked if he senses any frustration from Suter over his uneven play. ... "The expectations have to be fair," Yeo repeated. "You don't measure what Ryan Suter does just by goals and assists. You don't get the opportunity to see the kind of person he is behind the scenes and the leadership that he brings. There's so many subtleties in his game."

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January 29, 2013  08:50 AM ET
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They're going to be far more irked when they realize he's nothing without Shea.

I like this...

January 29, 2013  08:50 AM ET

Coach Yeo is getting defensive already. Too bad his team hasn't.

January 29, 2013  09:02 AM ET

I'm both incredibly surprised and incredibly disappointed that Suter has not lived up to the insane contract the Wild gave to him...

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January 29, 2013  09:07 AM ET

couldn't happen to a more deserving group.

January 29, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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They're going to be far more irked when they realize he's nothing without Shea.

LOL - Worst solo since Sting made "The Dream Of The Blue Turttles."

January 29, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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LOL - Worst solo since Sting made "The Dream Of The Blue Turttles."

or when the bass player from the Go-Gos did one because she was told the band was holding her back...
not as strange as connection as you may think.
I saw the Police in '81 (Ghost in the machine) and the opening act....the Go-Gos

January 29, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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It takes two to tandem. Weber's pointless in Nashville right now. Although I think once Ellis matures, the two could make for a pretty good first pair.I don't see much hope for Minnesota solving their D problems in the short term.

The Preds are having a difficult time finding the back of the net so far.

January 29, 2013  09:35 AM ET

"The expectations have to be fair," Yeo repeated. "You don't measure what Ryan Suter does just by goals and assists. You don't get the opportunity to see the kind of person he is behind the scenes and the leadership that he brings. There's so many subtleties in his game."

I thought the leadership behind the scenes was the GM's role??? Stop making excuses!!!

January 29, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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The Preds are having a difficult time finding the back of the net so far.

embarrassing effort on Preds part.......and losing Hornquist didn't help....Trotzie is probably going to burst a vein in his forhead if things don't change quick...and as for Suter....his play reminds me of how CJ2K performed after his $52 million contract...disappeared....unfortunately, we still have CJ around....

January 29, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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It takes two to tandem. Weber's pointless in Nashville right now. Although I think once Ellis matures, the two could make for a pretty good first pair.I don't see much hope for Minnesota solving their D problems in the short term.

Teams are gonna have to learn not to try to skimp on contracts. Give these guys the money they deserve, even if they don't deserve it. Everybody tries to get team on the cheap. :)

January 29, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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Teams are gonna have to learn not to try to skimp on contracts. Give these guys the money they deserve, even if they don't deserve it. Everybody tries to get team on the cheap. :)

I was happy to see the Canadians hold strong and only give PK prove it to us money.

January 29, 2013  10:19 AM ET
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They're going to be far more irked when they realize he's nothing without Shea.

When he was open for bidding and there appeared to be somewhat of a frenzy I couldn't understand it.

January 29, 2013  10:19 AM ET
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I was happy to see the Canadians hold strong and only give PK prove it to us money.

Amen. As many on this forum have already said the entire lockout this season was, to put it kindly, mostly due to idiotic owners giving idiotic contracts to ensure losing money. The Subban fiasco will hopefully be a learning experience for most other franchises.

January 29, 2013  10:20 AM ET
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I was happy to see the Canadians hold strong and only give PK prove it to us money.

And he will.

And to the rest of you doubters as well.

January 29, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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Amen. As many on this forum have already said the entire lockout this season was, to put it kindly, mostly due to idiotic owners giving idiotic contracts to ensure losing money. The Subban fiasco will hopefully be a learning experience for most other franchises.

I think so. And hopefully it also serves as a teaching lesson for agents that having players hold out is also a bad idea and will get them nowhere.

January 29, 2013  11:01 AM ET
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I think so. And hopefully it also serves as a teaching lesson for agents that having players hold out is also a bad idea and will get them nowhere.

I think that is a lesson that agents will NEVER learn.

January 29, 2013  11:04 AM ET
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I think that is a lesson that agents will NEVER learn.

ultimately the agent serves the client. I know that some guy like Boras make it about themselves...but hockey agents aren't that bad.

In this case it was Meehan acting on a mandate given to him by Subban. If the client is out to lunch with his demands and refuses to listen, then what's the agent supposed to do?

 
January 29, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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It takes two to tandem. Weber's pointless in Nashville right now. Although I think once Ellis matures, the two could make for a pretty good first pair.I don't see much hope for Minnesota solving their D problems in the short term.

What does this say about scouting departments and talent evaluators on these teams? Don't they get the connection that Suter was so good cos he played with Weber?

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