Contact Us

Columnist Says Wings Perfect Fit for Suter, Parise

Christinan Petersen, Getty Images

Forget talking about how poorly the Tigers are playing right now. Let’s discuss the upcoming free agency period in the NHL, in which the Detroit Red Wings are expected to be big players.

A Detroit News columnist gives his reasons as to why New Jersey’s Zack Parise and Nashville’s Ryan Suter could very likely sign with the Wings this summer.

Besides the Wings having the money to sign the pair, News columnist Gregg Kruppa says the pair have played together in the past on the 2002 Under-18 World Championships. Also members on that team? Wings goalie Jimmy Howard and forward Patrick Eaves.

Kruppa also points out the family ties. Suter’s uncle, Gary Suter, played with Chris Chelios in Chicago and has a 25-year relationship with him. Chelios is currently an executive advisor to Wings GM Ken Holland. Parise’s dad, J.P., played almost 900 games in the NHL for the Minnesota Stars.

Both Parise and Suter have trained in Ann Arbor and have played together in six international competitions. Kruppa believes that they both desire the same style of play and want the chance to regularly compete for the Stanley Cup. Something the Wings have done for 21 straight seasons and have won four times since 1997.

Free agency starts July 1st.

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wfnt.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for WFNT Treasure Trove quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WFNT Treasure Trove contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.