Ryan Suter and Zach Parise chose to take time to sort through offers from a slew of suitors on the first day of NHL free agency.
''I don't expect a quick decision,'' Suter's agent, Neil Sheehy, wrote in an email Sunday to The Associated Press.
Parise, meanwhile, said he thinks he'll make a decision by Monday after not signing a deal to stay with New Jersey and becoming a free agent.
''I'm not at liberty to say right now who's in or anything like that,'' Parise told reporters. ''But just because it got to noon, by no means does that say that the Devils aren't one of my top teams.''
P.A. Parenteau was among the many NHL free agents to agree to deals Sunday. Parenteau, a 29-year-old forward coming off a 67-point season with the New York Islanders, signed a four-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche just hours after hitting the market.
Detroit coach Mike Babcock traveled to Toronto to be part of the franchise's planned pitch to Parise, the top forward available, and the agency ...