NHL Free Agency 2012: Rumors, Speculation and Trades on Day 1 of Free Agency

Ryan DavenportContributor IJuly 1, 2012

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 09: Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal in the first period against the New Jersey Devils during Game Five of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 9, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NHL free agency opens at noon today. Many of the league's biggest names are set to become available and will begin to take offers from numerous suitors.  

Zach Parise, Ryan Suter and Alexander Semin are only three of the biggest names up for bidding, and many franchises have planned their spending around taking a run at a one of the pending marquee free agents.  

Stay tuned here for updates, analysis and running commentary on the events that unfold during the first day of the NHL's unrestricted free-agency market.