From Larry Brooks of the NY Post:
Ryan Suter, the Nashville defenseman who would have been a Group II target for an offer sheet, has agreed to terms for $3.5M per, Slap Shots has learned. That leaves Nashville’s Shea Weber, Washington’s Mike Green and Florida’s Jay Bouwmeester as the most attractive Group II defense alternatives. We’re told that Green, a dynamic difference maker, is, is being low-balled by the Caps.
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If the report is true, then this seems like a reasonable deal for both sides. Suter should improve over the course of the contract, but I’m not sure if he is worth $3.5 million right now. So, the deal theoretically takes into account Suter’s improvement over the terms of the deal and that makes sense for both sides.
If Suter signed for $3.5 million, I wonder what Weber, Green and Bouwmeester are asking for?