Sunday, July 1, 2012
Ryan Suter's agent 'fielding many calls'
It is no surprise that star defenseman Ryan Suter has not announced a decision about where he will play next season, but that doesn't mean it is a slow day.
"I am fielding many calls and methodically returning each one-by-one. It is going to take some time," Suter's agent Neil Sheehy told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun on Sunday.
Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Carolina are among the teams making a push for Suter.
Suter was planning to be at his farm outside Madison, Wisc., while Sheehy was at his office in International Falls, Minn.
Suter had no desire to invite teams to pitch in person.
"It’s not Ryan’s personality, and it’s certainly not mine," Sheehy told ESPN.com Saturday.
Nashville, of course, remains in the mix on Suter, although I don’t think the Predators can match the up-front money I think some teams will offer. But the decision for Suter won’t be just about money. He’s going to be a rich man no matter where he goes. Fit and lifestyle for his family also will be key.