Free Agent Day

Well, today’s the big day. And I’m going to miss most of the action from a blogging standpoint. But it’s for a very good reason: my brother-in-law’s National Guard unit is being deployed to Afghanistan this week and today is a goodbye BBQ put on by his side of the family.

I’ll be keeping an eye on my phone when I can, however, and will try to get a post out tonight, depending on what the baby does after a day out.

Anyway, I love this:

Owner Mike Ilitch and team advisor Chris Chelios were scheduled to fly to Madison, Wis., to meet with Suter at his farm, and Holland is expected to be in Toronto to meet with Parise and his agents, according to a source.

Suter’s going to have to be pretty dead set on something else to resist Ilitch in person. And I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of Holland going to a free agent like that. They’re pushing hard.