By alin0303
July 04, 2012

Most of the NHL free agent news has centered on forward Zach Parise, but the other blue-chip free agent, defenseman Ryan Suter, is just as sought after, as evidenced by the high-eight-figure deals that he has been offered.

Sources told Tim Panaccio of that the Flyers offered Suter and Parise identical 12-year deals worth at least $80 million and perhaps as much as $110 million.

Two reporters have the Detroit Red Wings offering Suter $90 million, although Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press says the money is over 13 years, while Ansar Khan of says that it's over 12 years.

The Nashville Predators made a "very substantial" offer to retain Suter's services, Suter's agent told Josh Cooper of The Tennessean.

The Minnesota Wild's offer has not been reported.

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