Josh Rimer of Nextsportstar.com interviewed Parise and got the impression that this will be the eventual outcome.
I strongly believe now especially after my interview last night with Parise, that him and Suter are a package Deal!— Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) July 4, 2012
There is no secret that the two are close friends and have spoken to each other through the process, but the decision gets tough when it is time to sign a name on the contract.
Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News thinks the Red Wings would be a perfect fit for the duo, as the team could offer both a contract and chance to win a title. Unfortunately for Detroit, there are a bunch of other teams that could provide this as well.
Each organization in the running knows that adding Suter and Parise would bring the team a step closer to bringing home a Stanley Cup. With the best forward and defenseman on the market, any team could sign the two and become immediate contenders.
ESPN reports that Suter and Parise plan to announce their decisions on Wednesday, finally ending the circus of attention around the talented players. The fact that they are making the decision at the same time is even more of a sign they will likely play together.
If this ends up being the case, one team will add two veteran players that are among the best in the NHL. For the players, there are few things better than winning a championship with a good friend.
Deciding to play together will be the easiest decision the two make in their careers.