Up for Debate: Suter heads north

Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 1:59pm

What do you make of Ryan Suter's decision to sign with the Minnesota Wild? And now how easy or important do you believe it is to retain Shea Weber?

Filed under: City Voices

19 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 7/5/12 at 3:00

Wouldn't you, or shouldn't you, sign with the team willing to pay you the most money? Hell, millions for playing hockey? Take it!

By: Rasputin72 on 7/5/12 at 3:46

A person who plays for money and glory and is a hockey player will only get money in Nashville. Suter could walk into any bar or restaurant in Belle Meade,Green Hills,Bordeaux or Goodlettsville and hardly a soul would know who he was or cared who he was.

Ice Hockey has 17,000 fans our of a population of over a million in middle Tennessee.

In Minnesota you get the money and the adulation.

By: gdiafante on 7/6/12 at 5:10

Right, Raspy...you should stick to things you know. I'm not sure what that is, but stick to it.

By: dargent7 on 7/6/12 at 5:26

Ringo turns 72 tomorrow.
"That's all I have to say about that"....F. Gump.

By: dargent7 on 7/6/12 at 5:31

gD: you mentioned "stick" twice. Oh, I get it...a hockey stick. Took me awhile.
But, Rasp is right. In Detroit, all the up and coming hockey players did local tv commercials.
We'd all recognize them where ever they went. Here, I wouldn't recognize Tootoo, Weber, or Suter if I ran over them.

By: Loner on 7/6/12 at 5:36

Good morning, Nashville.

What do you make of Ryan Suter's decision to sign with the Minnesota Wild?

The guy must like freezing his nuts off...in the hinterlands of America....get the puck outta town!

By: Kosh III on 7/6/12 at 6:48

For those who still deny that voter ID law is really about GOP voter suppression

"About a week ago, Republican Mike Turzai, Pennsylvania's House Majority Leader, made a startling confession. Boasting about the state's new voter-ID law, which was ostensibly about the integrity of the electoral process, Turzai bragged that the law "is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania."


By: slacker on 7/6/12 at 6:54

Kosh.. that would be GOP illegal voter suppression... no?

By: Kosh III on 7/6/12 at 6:58

Read the linked article, it's quite a few elderly who do not have a drivers license or photo id.

We should work on expanding the vote, not trying to keep some citizens from voting.

There are almost no instances of voter fraud. Please cite two Tennessee convictions for voter fraud in the past 10 years. Not GOP propaganda but court convictions.

By: Kosh III on 7/6/12 at 7:01

from Andrew Sullivan

"In her 2010 book, The Myth of Voter Fraud, Lorraine Minnite tracked down every single case brought by the Justice Department between 1996 and 2005 and found that the number of defendants had increased by roughly 1,000 percent under Ashcroft. But that only represents an increase from about six defendants per year to 60, and only a fraction of those were ever convicted of anything. A New York Times investigation in 2007 concluded that only 86 people had been convicted of voter fraud during the previous five years. Many of those appear to have simply made mistakes on registration forms or misunderstood eligibility rules, and more than 30 of the rest were penny-ante vote-buying schemes in local races for judge or sheriff. The investigation found virtually no evidence of any organized efforts to skew elections at the federal level."

By: slacker on 7/6/12 at 7:04

My inside sources, tell me that Suter is leaving Nashville to join his close friend Garrison Keillor, as co-host of.. Prairie Home Companion based in Minnesota.
Ryan has been a huge fan since he first heard the ''Buttermilk Biscuits'' jingle.

By: Rasputin72 on 7/6/12 at 7:26

Slacker.......Lately you have been red hot with your satire. Your 8:04 may be your best.

By: govskeptic on 7/6/12 at 7:28

Suter's contract which "supposedly" is a 13 yr deal valued at 90-98 million
dollars probably has more conditions than the 2,700 page Obamacare
Bill! As to Voter Fraud as supported by Kosh III, Andrew Sullivan, and
"Honest Charley" Rangel, I'm undecided if Hockey players should or shouldn't!

By: gdiafante on 7/6/12 at 7:46

No, gov, it's a standard front-loaded contract. Some incentives but basically just a huge signing bonus and then several low-cap hit years. Then, the cap hit will be so high, it's likely he's traded. That's probably about 4-5 years away though, unless it's renegotiated under the new CBA.

Kudos to tying a hockey contract to the health care act. You really don't have a life, do you?

By: yogiman on 7/6/12 at 8:16

Suter is going to make more money up yonder, Loner. Heck, wouldn't you have moved to Nashville if the PO woulduv paid you more?

By: yogiman on 7/6/12 at 8:33

Kosh III,

There is many reasons you have to show an ID. Like, you have to show a photo ID to buy a can of beer or a pack of cigarettes in a store, regardless of what your face looks like just to prove you're who that ID card shows you to be.

The vote for the White House is the most important reason why you should have to prove you're eligible to vote.

Who is so reneging on their proof of identity?

Hasn't it been noted the elderly or anyone who needs help will get it to get their ID card?

By: BigPapa on 7/6/12 at 12:42

Have to agree with Rasputin on this one. Unless someone pointed out who Suter was I doubt anyone here would know him or recognize him. If you are a hockey player you could see that as a good thing or a bad thing.

I doubt the typical nashvillian could name 5 current hockey players if pressed.

By: puddycat on 7/6/12 at 2:30

If he left so he could shine in the lime light wherever he goes, he shouldn't have ever come here to begin with. Nashville's just not that way, never has been, and hopefully never will be. I have to think that's 1 reason that so many entertainers etc live comfortably in the area. They can actually go out somewhere without being mobbed. So just ignore him as he leaves. He'll return some day and be on the Bridgestone ice in a Wild uniform. Perhaps that will be the appropriate time for the Preds and fans to extend him a "warm farewell".

He can feed his family well wherever he goes and doesn't have to worry about any of that. But feeding his ego is a totally different matter. At least, being close to home, he will have plenty of family and friends to ensure the latter gets fed properly and as frequently as he wants.

So Minnesota! Pucker up! You've got a new ass coming and it's looking to be kissed, wet, dry, and often. Enjoy!

This town deserves better than him, and we'll get it!

By: wandybrad on 10/12/12 at 11:46

Have to agree with Rasputin on this one. Unless someone pointed out who Suter was I doubt anyone here would know him or recognize him. If you are a hockey player you could see that as a good thing or a bad thing
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