Michael Russo of The Athletic: Zach Parise figured he could be available this summer or shortly after. Ryan Suter definitely did not. Suter has more options simply because the defenseman can still play a few more seasons at a higher level than Parise.
Parise’s injuries are well documented and though he can provide some scoring punch, he has to be sheltered. That is the reality. The forward wants to go where he is familiar.
He has the luxury of playing for a one-year deal with New York, Vegas, etc. A bonus-laden deal works to his benefit.