New approach thins free-agent market 

March, 13, 2012

Ryan SuterFrederick Breedon/Getty ImagesWith Nashville making a run at the Stanley Cup, will that keep Ryan Suter in a Predators jersey?
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- After the first session of the general managers meetings at the Boca Raton Club and Resort on Monday, Florida GM Dale Tallon was chatting about his summer plans in the continued building of the Florida Panthers into a serious playoff contender. I asked him whether we should expect another free-agent spending spree like the one we saw this past year.

Someone else jumped in and joked, "Impossible." Tallon smiled and agreed.