View Full Version : Red Wings down but not out of options

Coach Selly
07-05-2012, 11:22
Here are a couple of facts worth celebrating in the aftermath of defenseman Ryan Suter rejecting the Red Wings: They've got fiscal flexibility and time to find other solutions.

Losing Suter to Minnesota Wednesday was a blow, a far bigger one than losing forward Zach Parise, also to the Wild. The Wings had hoped to add both, but Suter was the important one after the past six weeks, in which Nicklas Lidstrom retired and Brad Stuart left for San Jose.

Suter and Parise, though, wanted to play together, and Minnesota was ideal because it's home to families and because the Wild was willing to give each unrestricted free agent $98 million over 13 years.

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