Ryan Suter to... the Oilers?

RossCreekNation
January 21 2012 12:06AM

Pick that jaw up off the floor yet? Feel like you just popped a viagra and could "go for hours" after hearing that little gem? Now I don't know what kind of track record Marty McSorley has with this kind of thing, but you just HAVE to KNOW that he has some connections inside the Oilers management group...right? So then, it wouldn't be completely out of the question to assume that he may know that Lowe/Tambellini plan to push hard on a Ryan Suter deal...would it?

Here's the quote from Marty on HockeyCentral Friday night:

"I really believe that Ryan Suter, yes, will get traded, and I believe the Philadelphia Flyers and the Edmonton Oilers are my two picks as to where he ends up"

So is this just another "hockey insider" talking...or is there some actual meat here? And what could the Oil possibly send Nashville's way? So many questions!

Ryan Suter... an Oiler? Could it be...

It's A Sign!

 

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#51 Quicksilver ballet
January 21 2012, 11:09AM
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@RossCreekNation

Blah blah blah blah blah...this is a bullship free zone, RCN. Please try and keep it sunny side up and between the rails on ON. Might as well go make a case for Ovy becoming a flamer on FN.

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#52 Bob Cob
January 21 2012, 11:09AM
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If it's true and ST can pull it off than he has to take the risk that he can resign Suter.

Its been beaten to death that the Oilers back end sucks and this would solidify it, besides if we trade Hemsky plus whoever and a pick why not try to get a player that can step in and play and not a bunch of prospects and picks that may not pan out.

One other thing, Suter probably wants to be the number one big name D man, in Nashville he's behind Weber, Philly he'd be behind Pronger, when he returns, in Edmonton all the focus would be on him so would the pressure and it would be fun to watch unfold. Also everyone knows it takes longer to develop prospects that are defencemen, while I like Mirancin and Klefbom and the other prospects the Oil have there is no certainty they will work out.

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#54 Zamboni Driver
January 21 2012, 11:14AM
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Everyone saying "No way, he's an UFA" has forfeited the right to suggest either keeping Hemsky or trading him for anything remotely of value.

Suter = All star.

Hemsky = Knows some all stars.

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#55 @NateInVegas
January 21 2012, 11:15AM
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Oiler fans need to forget Suter and Weber. They'll easily get +$52 million for 7 years. Buffalo had to spend $40 million for Christian Ehrhoff.

ZERO chance Ryan Suter is an Edmonton Oiler via trade, and certainly not as a UFA.

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#56 MistaWes
January 21 2012, 11:16AM
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There is no way Nashville simply let's him walk away a ufa. If we want him a trade will have to happen. But it would be a good gamble. If tambi traded for him and got him signed it would save his job.

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#57 chet
January 21 2012, 11:26AM
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@RossCreekNation

OK, people and Rosscreeknation, the only way any talented player ever thinks about coming to Edmonton is if were close to competing to win a stanley cup or even making the playoffs. We are far behind Nashville in overall talent or even making the playoffs. We are not a preferred city that players want to come and play for and until we are a playoff team. We have three studs and some potencial on the defense that are 5 years away from being NHL players. No goalie, very poor defense, no second line scoring and zero toughness. Who cares what other people say. Lets look to fixing our biggest problem and thats our GM.

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#58 Bob Cob
January 21 2012, 11:32AM
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The good news, if you can call it that, Eklund has nothing on it so there could be something to it because we all know how often that guy get anything right.

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#59 Dodd
January 21 2012, 11:38AM
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Quicksilver ballet wrote:

Hold on there Chris. This isn't something that may actually occur. This is a mean spirited attempt to fool with the Oiler fans. He comes of looking more like a fool if you ask me. The article has no merit. Chill dude.

Wow. Ease up on RossCreek. All he did was report something someone who works for the MSM said. What's wrong with that?

If Brownlee would have posted the same thing, no flaming. If nobody on here made any note of McSorley's comment, that would be a mistake.

Go ahead and be angry at our situation, management, etc. but no need to spit at anyone around here. Unless McSorely didn't say it, then RossCreek is what you say he is.

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#60 VK63
January 21 2012, 11:41AM
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Marty probably meant Ryan Ellis, to unify the windsor connection as Bob Boughner is probably going to be the next Oilers head coach because of his Hall and Ellis connection..... supplemental to that is the cam fowler for horcoff trade that is imminent.

*word on the street*

*the street has no name*

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#61 dman09
January 21 2012, 11:51AM
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Quicksilver ballet wrote:

What a load of crap. Ef Suter, It's Weber or bust for Edmonton. If not, we're best to wait and grow our own. Suter is clearly plan B or C. Sell the farm and bring in Murray, as well as Grig or Yakupov. Epic fail but what can we expect from a flames fan...

Imagine if Sutter Signs here and Weber become a UFA. Maybe having Sutter here would be a big reason to sign in Edm. at that point a Whitney and Gilbert become expendable if cap space is the issue and once Horcoff contract is up or can be moved I think cap will be fine.

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#62 Quicksilver ballet
January 21 2012, 11:53AM
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Dodd wrote:

Wow. Ease up on RossCreek. All he did was report something someone who works for the MSM said. What's wrong with that?

If Brownlee would have posted the same thing, no flaming. If nobody on here made any note of McSorley's comment, that would be a mistake.

Go ahead and be angry at our situation, management, etc. but no need to spit at anyone around here. Unless McSorely didn't say it, then RossCreek is what you say he is.

Just like Hemsky, Suter has earned the right to call his own shot July one. Why back up the truck and offload whatever assets when he may want no part in being here?

To take McSorleys comments and add a mention of Viagra and have you picked up your jaw yet, pullese. One column every six months for RCN...and this is all he's got? Give the audience here a little credit. Mr. Willis and his stats induced coma type entries have more merit than this.

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#63 RexLibris
January 21 2012, 11:55AM
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While I would enjoy having a player like Suter added to the Oilers roster, ideally I would like it to happen via free agency and, as I have said here before, I would be very wary of Suter becoming Edmonton's version of Chicago's experience with Brian Campbell. Signing Suter to an outlandish contract to improve immediately may only, in the long run, cost the organization a number of supporting cast members. This is one area where I hope Tambellini's caution outweighs his penchant for big trades.

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#64 MattL
January 21 2012, 11:59AM
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@Quicksilver ballet

Nothing says class like complaining about a free product. Why don't you write your own blog if you think this one sucks?

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#65 Pizzy
January 21 2012, 12:04PM
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Seriously? Keep this bush league crap off Oilers Nation! Nuff Said.

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#66 Quicksilver ballet
January 21 2012, 12:07PM
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Pizzy wrote:

Seriously? Keep this bush league crap off Oilers Nation! Nuff Said.

Amen to that!

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#67 Talbot17
January 21 2012, 12:12PM
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Suter is not an idiot either though, he knows what happened in Pitt, Chicago, and what could happen here. Lets face it, were a solid goaltender and an elite D away from not only making the playoffs but also potentially going far in it too

The oilers already play well against the good NHL teams and fail against the mediocre to bad teams, for whatever reason, its a confidence game and there is no confidence on the back end for this team at all right now

They would only make a trade for Suter if they knew he was going to resign here of course, so hopefully trade deadline day when i call in sick for work i will awake to music to my ears hearing this deal happened!

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#68 Talbot17
January 21 2012, 12:16PM
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@NateInVegas wrote:

Oiler fans need to forget Suter and Weber. They'll easily get +$52 million for 7 years. Buffalo had to spend $40 million for Christian Ehrhoff.

ZERO chance Ryan Suter is an Edmonton Oiler via trade, and certainly not as a UFA.

I dont think its zero chance, tons of teams are near the cap that are legitimate contenders already, I would say Detroit is the real only viable option for him, maybe Phili, but then you got to look at teams like the Oilers, teams on the rise that also have cap space

you cant compare Buffalo's trigger happy Erhoff contract to this at all, they clearly over spent for him and a year later are helpless to even court a guy like Suter.

Pronger came to Edmonton and made me soil myself, who knows, Suter is a strong possibility to sign here knowing he would get the money, joining a team at a perfect time in the rebuild and a Canadian market passionate for their team.

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#69 Bucknuck
January 21 2012, 01:07PM
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I would be over the moon if they pulled off that deal, though I shudder to think what the cost would be. I'm sure Eberle, RNH, and Hall are off limits, but there are lots of assets that Nashville could use.

Hemsky, Gagner, Omark, Smid, Belanger, Eager and Sutton would all have good trade value for a playoff team.

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#70 Wanyes bastard child
January 21 2012, 01:10PM
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Wow, you get no love around here eh dude :P

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#72 Soccer Steve
January 21 2012, 01:47PM
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@Quicksilver ballet

If you don't like what's on, change the channel. Who is forcing you to read this anyways?

Enjoy attacking me because of my posting-as name. Predictable and annoying.

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#73 Bucknuck
January 21 2012, 02:38PM
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Quicksilver ballet wrote:

Hold on there Chris. This isn't something that may actually occur. This is a mean spirited attempt to fool with the Oiler fans. He comes of looking more like a fool if you ask me. The article has no merit. Chill dude.

I am wondering how many insults the writers on this site are going to take before they finally ban you. They are far more patient than they should be.

Someone said something on National television concerning the Oilers, and it was an interesting discussion point. Glad to see someone posted it so we could discuss. If you don't want to be part of the discussion, then don't be.

There's no reason to be ignorant and rude.

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#74 OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F
January 21 2012, 03:05PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

Haha, you'd think I held McSorley at gun-point and told him to make up an Eklund-like rumor about the Oilers just to piss off the “Ballet mafia". I don't even think half the people commenting watched the video; they just think I'm suggesting an asinine trade proposal with no merit that I made up in my head. You know, because Marty McSorley doesn't even know Kevin Lowe. This is what I get for trying to help out and post a pretty interesting video for those that didn't see. And yes, I had to pick my jaw off the floor when I heard it.

Don't worry about it man, lots of clowns on this site.

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#75 Quicksilver ballet
January 21 2012, 03:10PM
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Welcome all the Save the Seal types.

Ryan Suter coming to Edmonton for a boatload of assets for only 6 weeks...if this isn't pure NHL 12 type material then i don't know what is. Weak entry RCN.

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#76 pelhem grenville
January 21 2012, 03:10PM
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...Ballet Mafia >>> whooooooaaaaaaa!!!!!!!

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#77 Quicksilver ballet
January 21 2012, 03:17PM
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Oilers G- Nations Poet Laureate wrote:

dont feed the troll that is RCN

Sorry, someone had to say something. Edmonton deserves better.

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#78 Pajamah
January 21 2012, 03:20PM
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Quicksilver ballet wrote:

Welcome all the Save the Seal types.

Ryan Suter coming to Edmonton for a boatload of assets for only 6 weeks...if this isn't pure NHL 12 type material then i don't know what is. Weak entry RCN.

You're either f**king stupid, or illiterate

How many times has someone commented on the fact that it was McSorley who mentioned it

McSORLEY!!

RCN just put it out there for those who didn't see it.

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#79 pelhem grenville
January 21 2012, 03:29PM
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You're either f**king stupid, or illiterate

You're either f**king stupid, or illiterate

You're either f**king stupid, or illiterate

remember when you point a finger at someone

there are three fingers pointing back at you...

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#80 Bucknuck
January 21 2012, 03:33PM
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Pajamah wrote:

You're either f**king stupid, or illiterate

How many times has someone commented on the fact that it was McSorley who mentioned it

McSORLEY!!

RCN just put it out there for those who didn't see it.

It's obvious he's just trolling. Don't worry about it.

Suter is an UFA after this year just like Hemsky, so there is a pretty good fit. I am sure that the oil would need to kick in a little something extra to make it happen, but it's not too far fetched sounding to me.

If Suter was under contract for longer than the next five months there is no way Nashville would be shopping him.

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#82 Quicksilver ballet
January 21 2012, 03:59PM
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Pajamah wrote:

You're either f**king stupid, or illiterate

How many times has someone commented on the fact that it was McSorley who mentioned it

McSORLEY!!

RCN just put it out there for those who didn't see it.

It is proper to say thank you when pelham grenville pulls your arse from a fire fight like this. You should atleast thank him for the time he's taken to give you this lesson in literature. The fact that he did it for no charge must certainly warrant a show of appreciation.Please conform at your earliest convenience.

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#83 Quicksilver ballet
January 21 2012, 04:11PM
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@RossCreekNation

Never read your article RCN. Your title was belittling enough. Not much of a reach to assume you'll be watching Sportscenter this evening to write your next effort.

Why not bring your own opinion of a situation to the table rather than allowing the Marty McSorley types of the world do it for you. Have to think it took you all of 3 minutes to put together todays contribution. If the bar was always set this low, i could be writing articles here.

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#84 Chris81
January 21 2012, 04:15PM
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My comment about people losing their minds was directed at anybody who believes the Oilers are going to trade assests for a player for 6 weeks in this (yet again) lost season.

It is not going to happen. If he was an RFA, then why not take ashot at him. But he's going to be an UFA. There is no chance we make a play for him at the deadline. Zilch. Zero. Anyone who thinks otherwise is, bluntly, stupid.

My only beef with this blog post is that McSorely's comments are so ridiculous that it didn't deserve mentioning anywhere ever again.

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#85 OilFan
January 21 2012, 04:16PM
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I don't see the Oilers getting any player at Suter's level. Oh yeah lay off RossCreek. He's the biggest closet fan the Oilers have.

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#87 Chris81
January 21 2012, 04:37PM
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The players of Nashville I can see the Oilers having interest in at the deadline is Lindback, Blum, or Ellis . Not Suter.

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#88 Quicksilver ballet
January 21 2012, 04:57PM
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@RossCreekNation

Maybe you can have a warning label/disclaimer that would accompany further efforts. Like on a cigarette packing or the message that comes on pastic wrap. Wolf in sheeps clothing on the premises?

With your avatar, i find it hard to take you seriously. Please don't take it personally. Just a condition i've had since birth.

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#89 TigerUnderGlass
January 21 2012, 05:52PM
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If Nashville is shopping Suter they will be including the opportunity to negotiate with him as well. They would be foolish not to. So why is everyone assuming that a deal would only be for the remainder of the season?

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#91 TonyT
January 21 2012, 07:32PM
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For the Oilers to make this deal, it would have to be for Hemsky and some minor tweaking. If Tambellini pulls this off, at least it does show an effort to address a need (although as usual it's two seasons too late)...

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#92 Chamucks
January 21 2012, 08:14PM
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Honestly dude it's usually the double digit IQ, mouth drooling mongoloids spewing their illiteracy on the comments section here at ON.

Don't get worried about what some doucher thinks of you based on hurt feelings, just laugh at how much drool poured out on their keyboards while they herp-derped their way to a baseless slam piece.

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#93 Chris81
January 21 2012, 10:38PM
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@TigerUnderGlass and @RossCreekNation

Please provide a past reference of a trade deadline deal done under that pretense. A player traded to a team then immediately signs with that team when that team sucks nards and the player can have his choice of team come July 1st.

Thanks.

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#94 Chris81
January 21 2012, 10:58PM
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You don't actually have to find an example of a player signing with a 3 time in a row last place team after a trade foregoing free agency.

We all know it is not going to happen. Jeebus, man.

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#95 TigerUnderGlass
January 22 2012, 01:14AM
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Chris81 wrote:

You don't actually have to find an example of a player signing with a 3 time in a row last place team after a trade foregoing free agency.

We all know it is not going to happen. Jeebus, man.

Whether it's going to happen or not isn't the point I was making. You are all attacking a false premise, ie. that the Oilers were going to try and rent Suter and sign him later.

Would you like a recap?

"McSorley thinks the Oilers might try and trade for Suter."

"You're stupid, why would they offer so much for such a short amount of time."

"They wouldn't, they would attempt to have him agree to an extension first."

This is the point where you jump in with "but the Oiler's suck so it won't happen anyway."

Do you see how you lack relevance? It's a fine point but in no way a rebuttal of anything either of us said.

Interestingly Edmonton's acquisition of Pronger was not so different. True it was not at the deadline, but Pronger was even closer to free agency so I think it will suffice as an example. The Oiler's "sucked nards" then too, as you so charmingly put it.

You could very well be right, it probably won't happen, but there are only so many teams that can pay him what he wants so it's not as far-fetched as you think. I guarantee his agent is fishing around trying to figure out who will be involved if he becomes a free agent. Security is a serious consideration, and he is only one headshot away from losing millions July 1 instead of making them.

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