The Flyers may not land either of the top unrestricted free agents on the market, but it won't be for a lack of trying.
They made offers to left winger Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter on Sunday, the first day of the free-agency period. Parise is expected to announce his decision Monday; Suter may do likewise.
Each was offered at least a 10-year deal by the Flyers, an NHL source told The Inquirer. "It takes 10 to get in the game," he said.
CSN reported that both were offered 12-year deals for more than $80 million apiece.
Parise also fielded offers from Pittsburgh (the favorite), Minnesota, Carolina, Detroit, and Los Angeles, among others. Parise said he hasn't ruled out returning to New Jersey.