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07:37 AM ET 11.13 | Believe it or not, this is just the way Ryan Suter wants it. The more he plays the better, he claims. Back-to-backs? Sometimes, he said, he feels better on the second night that he did in the first. So, even if Wild coach Mike Yeo were to try to cut his star defenseman's minutes to, say, a reasonable 26 per game? Suter indicated he'd be upset -- using a word that sounds a little more intense than "upset." Still, Yeo, admits, Suter's playing time is something that has to be monitored. As the Wild met for practice Tuesday, Suter was leading the NHL in ice time per game at 29 minutes, 22 seconds, nearly two minutes more than Calgary defenseman Dennis Wideman, who is second. The reasons for this are many, and mostly obvious. He is by far the team's top defenseman.

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November 13, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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And everybody will call him "the hardest-working guy", a "workhorse", "everything you want in a defenceman".Then his body will start breaking down by 30 and we'll be calling him LTIR.

Isn't that the reason he's getting paid huge bucks?

November 13, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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Isn't that the reason he's getting paid huge bucks?

you would think...

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November 13, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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Isn't that the reason he's getting paid huge bucks?

Not their biggest worry Roamer. They've got an "Allstar" that has 2 goals and 2 assists in 18 games that they're paying 6 million dollars.

November 13, 2013  09:41 AM ET

cant say the same about some D-Man in Montreal who won the Norris recently

November 13, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Not their biggest worry Roamer. They've got an "Allstar" that has 2 goals and 2 assists in 18 games that they're paying 6 million dollars.

They're saving him for the playoffs.

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November 13, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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some D-Man in Montreal won the Norris recently

In the back pocket. Taken to the bank.

Many never win it.

Let alone so early.

Can't take it away.

Belittle all you like......

November 13, 2013  10:22 AM ET
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cant say the same about some D-Man in Montreal who won the Norris recently

Suter hasn't scored a goal yet. He has 11 assists but if he doesn't score any goals how do you expect him to be considered for the top defenseman?

November 13, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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Suter hasn't scored a goal yet. He has 11 assists but if he doesn't score any goals how do you expect him to be considered for the top defenseman?

wasnt referring to him at all. Was referring to the amount of minutes he eats vs. the lack of ice time it takes to win the Norris

Back to the wood pile for you ;)

November 13, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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Belittle all you like......

No belittling required.
Stats speak for themselves.
You must be a closet hockey writer?

November 13, 2013  11:01 AM ET
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wasnt referring to him at all. Was referring to the amount of minutes he eats vs. the lack of ice time it takes to win the NorrisBack to the wood pile for you ;)

Thanks for reminding me. Gotta throw some more wood on the fire.

November 13, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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No belittling required. Stats speak for themselves.You must be a closet hockey writer?

In the back pocket. Taken to the bank.

Many never win it.

Let alone so early.

Can't take it away.

Belittle all you like......

November 13, 2013  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

In the back pocket. Taken to the bank.Many never win it.Let alone so early.Can't take it away.

Belittle all you like......

Okay...

November 13, 2013  11:50 AM ET

Norris winning turtle.

November 13, 2013  12:07 PM ET
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Norris winning turtle.

I stand by my man.....

November 13, 2013  12:09 PM ET

NHL's most overrated player?

November 13, 2013  03:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

NHL's most overrated player?

How did Heimlich von Kesler enter this conversation?

 
November 13, 2013  04:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

NHL's most overrated player?

Alfie in Detroit

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