When NHL free agency opens on Sunday, Ryan Suter, the player believed to be the Detroit Red Wings' top target, is planning to be on his farm in Wisconsin. Zach Parise, one of the Red Wings' other top targets, is taking a more conventional approach. He, like some other big-name free agents of the past, will be in Toronto with his agents, according to Nick Kypreos.
Before free agency opens, Parise had a meeting scheduled with New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello on Saturday, according to Bob McKenzie. At this point it's obviously highly unlikely that Parise will suddenly decide to re-sign before even testing free agency. Even so, he's clearly keeping the Devils in the mix as free agency gets ready to open.