Forward Zach Parise will be in Toronto with his agents when NHL free agency opens at noon ET on Sunday. Parise is likely going to be visited by several teams as they make their pitch, as he will be the top free-agent forward on the open market.
The Detroit Red Wings are one of the teams expected to pay Parise a visit. According to MLive's Ansar Kahn, Red Wings general manager Ken Holland is "expected to be in Toronto to meet with Parise and his agents." Holland is apparently the one responsible for courting Parise, whereas owner Mike Ilitch and team adviser Chris Chelios are the ones set to be in Wisconsin to meet with free-agent defenseman Ryan Suter.
As if it wasn't clear enough before, Parise and Suter are definitely the Red Wings' top free agent targets. Nobody else on the open market will likely be getting a visit from the Red Wings on Sunday, although Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock is ready to "fly wherever they want me to fly." He is currently waiting to hear if his presence is required at a meeting with a free agent. For now, Holland is leading the charge to sign Parise and Ilitch and Chelios are apparently in charge of wooing Suter.