The Minnesota Wild continue to wait as top NHL free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter weigh options from numerous offers.

Parise gave the media an update last night saying he hasn’t made a decision yet on which team to choose.  He says “All I can say is that we made a lot of progress and we are closer today than yesterday”.  Parise has reportedly narrowed his choices the Wild, Pittsburgh, New Jersey and Chicago.  Philadelphia and Detroit appear to be out of the running.

Parise plans to stay in Toronto to discuss his options with his fiancee, Alisha.  ESPN is reporting that Parise has decided not to fly to Minnesota today as originally scheduled.

Ryan Suter remains at his home near Middelton, Wisconsin.  His agent continues to talk to teams but Suter hasn’t been directly involved in any negotiations.  His list appears to include Minnesota, Detroit and Nashville.  His agent says there is no timetable for his contract signing at this time.