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Free Agency 2012: Philadelphia Flyers Make Offers to UFAs Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, and Matt Carle

According to a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi, the Philadelphia Flyers have made offers to unrestricted free agents Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, and Matt Carle. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun confirmed Carchidi’s report.

All three UFAs have been rumoured to be targeted by the Flyers, especially defensemen Suter and Carle.

Parise, one of the elite forwards in the league, is one of the top sought-after free agents this summer. After playing in just 13 games in the 2010-2011 season due to injury, he posted 69 points in 82 games during the 2011-2012 regular season, and another 15 points in 24 games during the playoffs.

Parise led his team to the Stanley Cup Finals, but did not contribute much, scoring only one point in six games against the Los Angeles Kings.

Suter is one of the NHL’s top defensemen, and has spent the last seven seasons with the Nashville Predators. He is a consistent player and scorer, posting at least 30 points in five of his seven seasons with Nashville.

This past season, he had 46 points in 79 regular-season games, and contributed four points in ten playoff games.

Carle has spent the last four seasons with the Flyers after being traded from the Tampa Bay Lightning in November of 2008. Originally paired up with Braydon Coburn, Carle found his groove when the Flyers acquired Chris Pronger and paired the two up.

He has scored 137 points over four seasons with the team (in 308 games played) and has been a consistent playoff scorer, posting 26 points in 51 postseason games.

UPDATE: Comcast SportsNet's Tim Panaccio has reported that the Flyers offered both Suter and Parise a 10-year deal.

UPDATE: Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet is reporting that the offers to Suter and Parise could be as high as 12 years, 80 million plus.


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