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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#1 Oilcruzer
January 21 2012, 12:09AM
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Midnite Madness!

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#2 freeze
January 21 2012, 12:19AM
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This is just mean.

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#3 Eddie Shore
January 21 2012, 12:21AM
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Marty's tie is too tight. Although, man that'd be cool if he was somehow right.

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#4 Walter Sobchak
January 21 2012, 12:22AM
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Sorry.......Not remotely convinced the Oilers could/can make this trade and sign Suter. Not buying what your selling! Not happening.

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#5 Wilfred
January 21 2012, 12:24AM
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It really isn't funny anymore, although that would be pretty sick.

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#6 Mac962
January 21 2012, 12:25AM
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Give him # `13 that how many bers ive had, and just sobbered up even thinking that.. i would make an offer he cant refuse, he dont get that type of D man come by very oftem...polished.. not polish @ POLISHED.

COME MCSORELY DONT BEAN TEASING US WHEN WE ARE DOWN OR ME A FEW NATIONERS WILL HUNT U DOWN AND BRASHER YOU !! HA HA HA

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#7 BlacqueJacque
January 21 2012, 12:27AM
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It's a possibility. Hemsky, a blue chip prospect, and this year's first rounder would likely do it, especially if the Oil are sliding. Suter would put a stop to that (I hope) but this would still be a lottery pick. Or perhaps next two first rounders if the Oilers don't want to part with this year's, but Nashville would probably hold back on that.

TBH though, I want Weber. No offense to Suter, but he strikes me as the junior partner.

Anyway, McSorley doesn't know crap. He's just throwing out options.

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#8 knobby
January 21 2012, 12:30AM
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Are you an Oiler management agent provocateur? I pray that you are toying with us.

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#9 knobby
January 21 2012, 12:33AM
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Are you an Oiler management agent provocateur? I pray that you are NOT toying with us. I apologize for the double post but NOT was a key operative word.

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#10 Mowglie
January 21 2012, 01:04AM
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Hallsy was on TMZ tonight Mr.Hallywood get it HAHA

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#11 The Real Scuba Steve
January 21 2012, 01:07AM
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I wish.

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#12 robinrussia
January 21 2012, 01:12AM
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Could it be...

1) That Marty now sits in his mothers basement blogging secretly as Richard Cloutier aka Trenna's Oil

2) He's been hit in the head one too many times

3) Pigs can fly

I look forward to hearing more about this in the future and hope Tambi can pull it off.

Hemmer, 1 next year, Edmonton's 2nd this year, Teubert

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#13 Walter Sobchak
January 21 2012, 01:27AM
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robinrussia wrote:

Could it be...

1) That Marty now sits in his mothers basement blogging secretly as Richard Cloutier aka Trenna's Oil

2) He's been hit in the head one too many times

3) Pigs can fly

I look forward to hearing more about this in the future and hope Tambi can pull it off.

Hemmer, 1 next year, Edmonton's 2nd this year, Teubert

I thought Teena's Oil was Tracey Lane?

There's no way!!!! The Oilers are NOT giving any type of 1st round pick to the Predators for a potential UFA this year or next year! Madness.

Possible UFA for UFA? Maybe a 3rd rounder plus maybe a prospect.

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#14 Sean
January 21 2012, 01:30AM
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Yeaa lets mortgage our future 2 years into a 5 year plan.

We will get Nail this year, Hopefully MacKinnon next year after that and then we will win the Stanley Cup the next.

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#15 jsoh
January 21 2012, 02:16AM
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There is no way Nashville is going to get multiple first round picks for the rights to negotiate with Suter a little early, as he is reluctant to sign, on the other hand other teams need him for a lot more than just the future the Oilers want.

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#16 Muji 狗
January 21 2012, 02:16AM
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You know who should rent Ryan Suter? A competitive team that has an elite goalie who could get hot and do some damage in the playoffs. Perhaps a team like... the Nashville Predators.

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#17 Wäx Män Riley
January 21 2012, 02:17AM
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Ryan Suter is a UFA after this year?

Why trade for him?

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#18 Jerconjake
January 21 2012, 03:40AM
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It would be great to get Suter in the off season as a UFA, which is when the Oilers should try it if they're going to at all. They wouldn't have to give up a thing to do that, and acquiring Suter now would just mess up their draft position.

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#19 pelhem grenville
January 21 2012, 04:08AM
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RossCreekNation is a FlamesFan (that whole provocateur thing was good but wrong team) and we all know who Ryan's father was and that's the difference here Citizens...gawd bless RossCreek for getting us all excited but he IS toying with YOU but NOT me ... besides what's to say we do get him and he turns out to be a bust without his "senior partner" ...y'know? like what would Cheech have been without Tommy Chong ... imagine if there was only one Hanson Brother ...Bro? crickets! Would Ying have been nearly as cool without Yang? no! Where would Stan Laurel be today without Hardy...ya i know still dead but my take on Ryan Suter would be that we take he AND Weber for 83 91 89 33 77 and next years first second and third and twelve or thirteen million dollars...and not a penny or player more ...

nice try RCN

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dont feed the troll that is RCN

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#21 striker777
January 21 2012, 05:48AM
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Hemmer, Omark, and this year's 4-round pick, but only if Sutter agrees to a contract extension. Without a new contract, let some stupid GM's overpay for him.

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#22 Spaghetti - Team Facalto
January 21 2012, 06:44AM
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At what point does Marty turn around and say,

" PRANK!!!!! "?

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#23 Oilcruzer
January 21 2012, 06:49AM
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Treena's Oil may be any number of people but she is a rumour spammer and off my twitter radar just like other similar sports guessers. (E5)

Oil need improve goaltending and D thru FA and draft. No trading of first rounders please.

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#24 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
January 21 2012, 06:59AM
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Happy April Fools day everybody!

wait, what?

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#25 sizedoesmatter
January 21 2012, 07:39AM
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When the kids get healthy and show the rest of the league what the future looks like, A player like Suter might consider Edmonton.

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#27 Truth
January 21 2012, 08:43AM
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I believe this would make perfect sense, trade for him before July 1st for negotiating rights a la the Flames w/ Bouwmeester. But trade a marginal player (leopold) and a pick (Flames traded their 3rd). My only concern would be Suter turning out to be Bouwmeester when his much better d-partner is not with him.

It would be monumentally dumb to trade him at the deadline for Hemsky + for him to just walk away July 1st.

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#28 godot10
January 21 2012, 08:46AM
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Ryan Suter is going to decide his own destination on July 1. He didn't wait till this close to UFA status to sign it away to anybody before then.

So anything you might trade for him right now is equivalent to "p%#%^ into the wind".

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#29 Chris81
January 21 2012, 08:49AM
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Not a chance. A contender will pony up more than the Oilers should for a UFA in a season where we are heading for 30th fast.

The only time Tambellini should consider Suter as an option is prior to July 1st. A second round draft pick for his negotiating rights. If he doesn't want to sign, flip him elsewhere for another second rounder.

D-er.

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#30 esa tikkanen
January 21 2012, 08:57AM
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i too question this deal. The two biggest issues being 1) it makes no sense for the Oilers to do it now ,when they won't make the playoffs anyway. that being said, maybe that helps their case as then Nashville can keep him through the playoffs then trade him to the Oilers around the draft. and 2) hard to believe a high end free agent like him would sign with the Oilers. Especially since he is an American.

That being said, in defence of the rumour,,,1) Nashville could make a deal with Edmonton before the trade deadline but not consummate it until June thus giving them a better chance to make the playoffs 2) The Oilers have no problem cap wise with Whitney, Barker and Sutton at half price next season that frees up $7 million 3) it is within the realm of possibility that he sees the Oilers elite forwards (especially if they add Grigorenko) and they can convince him they will improve the bottom 6 via trade/free agency (easy enough to do) and with him and any one of Klefbom, Marincin or Musil they would have a decent top 4 along with Gilbert and Smid.

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#31 esa tikkanen
January 21 2012, 08:58AM
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i meant to say with Whitney and Barker gone, Sutton at half price. Whitney likely being on LTIR

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#32 Clarkenstein
January 21 2012, 08:59AM
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Just another diversion tactic during the "lost decade" of KLowe. However, to make this deal happen I would say to NSH..."back the bus up to the dressing room door and take as many of these guys as you want with the exception of those 3 young lads sitting over there and our first round pick BUT you must take the owner and both GM's. Then, you got yerself a deal!!!"

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#33 TigerUnderGlass
January 21 2012, 09:34AM
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@RossCreekNation

I'm not convinced an extension automatically ups the price all that much. It does if he extends with Nashville on his own, but not if Nashville allows team to negotiate a new deal with him to do a sign and trade NBA style.

It may allow a slightly better price because one or two more teams may join the bidding, but in the end Nashville is still losing him at the end of the season and the teams making offers still know this.

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#34 Archaeologuy
January 21 2012, 09:40AM
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I have absolutely no faith that Tambellini could pull off the acquisition of Ryan Suter without giving up this year's lottery pick, and for me that would be a mistake.

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#35 VK63
January 21 2012, 10:01AM
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Im confused.

Rooting for the Oilers is pretty much an act of delusional faith. Character building and such.

Buying season tickets...... an act of charity.

So why the heck would they introduce anything of substance to the equation when selling hope about the future has been the corporate mantra.

Then again, this guys a proven commodity thats starting to pile up the injuries and has been used like a rented mule in his young career. Hes perfect!

let his tenure here be full of IR c/w upbeat tweets about wanting to win, loving the guys and caring about the organization.

Would a 9 year deal be out of the question?

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#36 John Chambers
January 21 2012, 10:08AM
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@Archaeologuy

I dunno. If Nashville feels they can't re-sign him, they're obligated to take the best deal.

Philly might be willing to trade Van Riemsdyk which, to your point, would make the price tag higher than I would be willing to bear.

But the main issue here might just be money. We have (or will have) plenty of cap space. The Flyers less so. If Suter demands a salary in excess of $7M annually, the Oilers are actually one of the few teams that can fit him into our structure.

The price might even actually be bearable.

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#37 a lg dubl dubl
January 21 2012, 10:13AM
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I'd b cool with trading this yrs 1st pick, the Oilers have enough depth through the draft that if they really want to push this rebuild forward they can live without a 1st round pick for a yr, and it would spred ELCs out especially when it comes to resigning Hall, Eberle,PRV & RNH.

If ST has any kind of b@lls, and wants to make a statement that he wants to stay on as gm getting a guy like Suter would be a good place to start.

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#38 TigerUnderGlass
January 21 2012, 10:17AM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

I have absolutely no faith that Tambellini could pull off the acquisition of Ryan Suter without giving up this year's lottery pick, and for me that would be a mistake.

This.

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#39 justDOit
January 21 2012, 10:25AM
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Wow! That rumour hit me like a stick to the head! Good work Marty!

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#41 justDOit
January 21 2012, 10:34AM
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@RossCreekNation

I think the Oilers 1st round pick should be in play, for the right deal. There are not many teams in the position to deal a lottery pick, so that should be a big feather in ST's fedora!

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#42 Smokey
January 21 2012, 10:37AM
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Why are we talking trading for Suter or Weber when Nashville`s in the playoff hunt, and we are not. Makes sence to talk about them in free agency, otherwise whats the point.

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#43 Rama Lama
January 21 2012, 10:40AM
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If Suter can play hockey.......real hockey, then I suggest Lowe and Tamby will NOT be looking at him.

It was funny on the Sportsnet broadcast last night, the reporter was suggesting a few names that may come over via trade, that Lowe was interested in. He did not mention Tamby's name but that Lowe was interested.

If you are not small and fast, you will not penetrate Lowe and Tamby's radar.......they are not looking for defenseman but all the reports seem to point at more forwards coming?

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#44 Quicksilver ballet
January 21 2012, 10:40AM
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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...

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#45 Chris81
January 21 2012, 10:41AM
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You people have lost your minds.

He's a UFA.

He will test the market.

Why give up anything of value for him now?

At most, a pick (second or higher) for his negotiation rights prior to the FA season.

If not, Tambellini backs the truck up on July 1st with his best offer along and a gift basket and hope for the best.

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#46 Hat Pughes
January 21 2012, 10:47AM
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Marty did say this..and caught my attention albeit with a bit of skepticism as I turned to the TV to see McSorely as he spoke.

Alas I think Marty had a black out moment just like the instant where he skewered one Mike Bullard.

I dont seem much difference really between the style of play that Whitney brings versus Suter though really. Both a LH shots as well..McSorely did imply however that the Oilers wouldnt over pay at the deadline and would have 5 months to woo him to sign here. Marty also referenced that DKatz was willing to open the wallet a bit.

Personally I think a Weber type would be better but the question is always what are you giving up.

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#47 Oilcan
January 21 2012, 10:57AM
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There is no way the Oilers get Suter, I would love it but its won't happen because

a) Oilers won't trade for him unless it is a sign and trade which he will not do...why would he, he can go on the market and pick any team he wants and still get top dollar.

b) The Oilers aren't going to trade anything for a pending UFA because they are sellers, plus anything the Oilers would be willing to trade would be outdone by a playoff team looking for a cup run.

If I am the Oilers I sell at deadline then maybe trade a 2nd rounder for negotiation rights after the season is done.

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#48 Quicksilver ballet
January 21 2012, 10:58AM
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Chris81 wrote:

You people have lost your minds.

He's a UFA.

He will test the market.

Why give up anything of value for him now?

At most, a pick (second or higher) for his negotiation rights prior to the FA season.

If not, Tambellini backs the truck up on July 1st with his best offer along and a gift basket and hope for the best.

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.

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#50 dman09
January 21 2012, 11:08AM
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striker777 wrote:

Hemmer, Omark, and this year's 4-round pick, but only if Sutter agrees to a contract extension. Without a new contract, let some stupid GM's overpay for him.

I think if they did the deal the pick would have to be conditional. If he signs a long term contract it would likely become a 2nd. But I would make sure the picks are for 2013. I also think this is more than fair for an UFA

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