From: Twin Cities
ORIGINAL: Jeff Jesser
I'm hoping the "Suter hung up on him" thing was a joke. With his declining play, age and that move, would have his rep at a huge disadvantage versus Bill G, IMO.
Here is the snippet from Russo's article on The Athletic.
Suter tried to lift Parise’s spirits. He even told him that funny enough he himself had a missed call from Guerin.
That’s when Guerin suddenly called again. The veteran defenseman answered and was blindsided with the exact same news that he, too, was being bought out of the final four years of his contract.
That call with Guerin wasn’t as lengthy … or as friendly.
Suter, never, ever envisioning that the Wild would actually buy out both contracts at the same time, hung up on the GM.
“These calls are not fun to make,” Guerin said a few hours later at a news conference. “In this position, the chair I’m sitting in, you have to do difficult things.”