Report: Ryan Suter Offered 13-Year, $90 Million Contract by Red Wings

Report: Ryan Suter Offered 13-Year, $90 Million Contract by Red WingsIt remains to be seen where Ryan Suter will end up, but the free-agent defenseman is going to get paid.

One team that's apparently willing to give the talented blue liner a good chunk of change is the Detroit Red Wings.

The Red Wings have offered Suter a 13-year, $90 million contract, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Detroit's initial offer was reportedly made on Sunday and was for $80 million over 13 years, but the Wings have since upped the ante in an effort to secure the All-Star. The issue regarding Detroit landing Suter reportedly isn't money as a whole, but instead the salary cap hit that would accompany him, as the Wings are apparently concerned about retaining flexibility under a new collective bargaining agreement. A $90 million would average to a cap hit of $6.9 million.

The Red Wings, who lost Nicklas Lidstrom to retirement and Brad Stuart to the Sharks, would love to solidify their blue line by adding Suter. They'll have plenty of competition, however, as the 27-year-old is reportedly coveted by a number of teams, including the Predators, with whom Suter has played his entire seven-year career.

If Suter were to agree to the reported offer from the Red Wings, he'd rank fourth among defenseman in terms of a cap hit, and he'd join Chicago's Duncan Keith and Buffalo's Christian Ehrhoff as the only defensemen with contracts of 10 or more years in length.

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