Ryan Suter's agent doesn't expect a quick decision

DETROIT - 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.

P.A. Parenteau, meanwhile, 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 that represents him.