Suter: First game against Predators 'wasn't that big of a deal'


Wild defenseman Ryan Suter faced his former club, the Nashville Predators, last night for the first time since signing with Minnesota.

Big deal? While Suter gave all the signals before the game that it was a big event in his hockey life, after the game (a 3-1 Predators win) he told the Nashville Tennessean that "it wasn't that big of a deal" ... adding that "the media makes it more than it is."

So be it.

Meanwhile, Star Tribune writer Jim Souhan points out that Suter has yet to register a point through three contests in the lockout-shortened season, saying Suter seems "caught between assertiveness and wariness."

Not that anyone is worried, especially Wild coach Mike Yeo. He told Fox Sports North that Suter is "getting there, for sure. It doesn't take much with guys like this."

Here are Suter's postgame comments in their entirety, via

Next Up

police lights

AMBER Alert: Missing 2-year-old found safe

The alert was issued Sunday evening.

Irv Cross

NFL Pro-Bowler, Twin Cities broadcaster Irv Cross dies at 81

Cross was a Pro Bowl cornerback, but his biggest impact was made after his career.


Here's how much snow fell in Minnesota on Sunday

Some localized areas saw more than expected.

Lindsay Guentzel

For The Week: What's harder than making a meal plan? Sticking to it!

Lindsay Guentzel says you shouldn't give up on your meal planning routines.

snow, plow

Winter storm warnings issued as snow system shifts in Minnesota

The worst of the snow will now hit further north, affecting areas including St. Cloud and the I-94 corridor.

Matt Dumba

Matt Dumba beats the clock to give Wild sixth straight win

Dumba scored as overtime came to a close for another Wild victory.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Bradley Beal terrorizes Timberwolves in loss to Wizards

Beal and the Wizards handed the Wolves their seventh straight defeat.

Marcus Carr / Gopher basketball

Gophers tourney hopes take another blow with loss to Nebraska

Marcus Carr scored a career-high 41 points, but Minnesota is still winless on the road.