Suter to Come Out of Retirement?

It was first reported on a Detroit radio morning show that the Red Wings are reportedly looking for help on their blueline, which has seen Steve Duchesne remain unsigned and Frederik Olausson join the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Now that defenseman Jiri Fischer has injured his left knee and out for 4-6 weeks, the Red Wings are supposedly looking for some help. Gary Suter has been rumored as speaking with Wings’ GM Ken Holland, as reported on Suter, recently announcing his retirement from the game of hockey, played his last four seasons with the San Jose Sharks, recording 101 points in the span of 227 games played. He announced his retirement during the free-agent signing period this past summer, and was reported shortly after speaking with his former team, the Chicago Blackhawks. Those supposed talks obviously fell through, and now he remains unsigned and may take another crack at the NHL.

On the other hand, the Detroit Red Wings have three faces on their defense that were not there in the playoffs (Maxim Kuznetsov, Jesse Wallin, Dmitri Bykov). These players are all either sophomores or rookies, and do not have much experience at the NHL level. Maxim Kuznetsov has the most time played of the three, participating in seventy-seven NHL games over a span of three seasons.

Gary Suter, who is thirty-eight years of age and is a seventeen-season NHL veteran, made $1.8 million last season, which the Detroit Red Wings may be able to afford. Suter has always been a well-rounded defenseman, recording an impressive 126 career plus/minus.

Also the Red Wings have been rumored on to also be talking to former Maple Leaf Cory Cross and former Wing Steve Duchesne. It is obvious the Red Wings need help defensively if they plan on catching St. Louis for the central division lead.

~Jeff P.

10 Responses to Suter to Come Out of Retirement?

  1. StarsFaninMN says:

    Fischer is out 4-6 MONTHS, not weeks, with a torn ACL. Tough loss for the Wings.

  2. adambuffalo says:

    they should try to get zhitnick from buffalo and send buffalo someone like bryan adams or jason williams

  3. ProngerBlues44 says:

    My bad guys, Jiri is out 4-6 MONTHS. Youch, that hurts Detroit. They really do need someone for sure then…

    ~Jeff P.

  4. aaron says:

    Please, please, PLEASE let the Suter rumors be true!!!!!! I’ve been saying we should sign him since I saw he was a UFA.

  5. MantaRay says:

    oh-oh I see Larry Murphy is starting to lace-em up!

    Do you think the Wings will make a trade?

    I heard Krupp is available.

  6. ProngerBlues44 says:

    LOL!!!! “Whats a puck?” Krupp and “Leadfoot” Larry?? That is scary to see them in Wings jerseys again. Actually, it would help the Blues out, so do it! Maybe Alexei Gusarov is available too!

    ~Jeff P.

  7. greatwhitedope says:

    LMAO, i am a red wings fan and i have to agree with you about Krupp. That man has no skills, but as far as larry murphy goes he is just too old for anything.


  8. greatwhitedope says:

    I am not quite sure if its possible, with Ken Holland running the show i suppose anything is… Kyle mclaren anybody?

  9. JClark87 says:

    LET’S GET CORY CROSS!!! Best dman in the league. No, but seriously we should probably just resign Duchesne or see if we can land Woolley off of waivers. We don’t really have anyone they want to get rid of to land McLaren, so if we don’t coax Suter out of retirement, Duchesne is probably the answer.

  10. ProngerBlues44 says:

    I say go for Woolley. Being a Sabre his whole career he has not gotten much publicity, but this guy can get the job done when needed. Very underrated player

    ~Jeff P.

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