NHL Free Agency: 10 Big Deals We Would Like to See Happen on July 1

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NHL Free Agency: 10 Big Deals We Would Like to See Happen on July 1
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Power forward Shane Doan has the all-around game to make most teams better.

It's not just about the money.

For some players, when free agency hits on July 1, a big-money, long-term contract will be the motivating force in deciding where they play. It's an important factor and there's no denying it. When you are in professional sports, you have a limited window of opportunity and you have to take advantage of it.

But there is more to it than money. The teams have to decide which players fit their system and their coaching staff best. Players have to decide if they will be going to a team where they will fit and be productive, or if they are better off staying with their original team.

This year's free-agent marked is headed by New Jersey's Zach Parise and Nashville's Ryan Suter. Here's our take on how the 10 biggest deals should play out.

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