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NHL Free Agency: Nashville Unhappy With Ryan Suter Signing

The signings of Ryan Suter and Zach Parise by the Minnesota Wild shocked the hockey world, but it seems as though no one was more shocked than Suter's former team, the Nashville Predators.

David Poile, the Predator general manager, expressed his feelings about the Suter signing to the Nashville Tennessean.

"I think disappointment would not adequately describe the word I would like to choose," Predators general manager David Poile said. "Disappointed and little surprised based on all the conversations we’ve had."

Poile added that Suter told Nasville that he signed with the Wild for "family reasons."

Suter told the Predators they would need to make moves at the trade deadline to keep him, and they did. Poile later spent an entire day at Suter's house when he was trying to get him to re-sign.

The former Predators defenseman had 46 points for the team last season.

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