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Now the Predators need to turn their attention to re-signing their other star defenseman, captain Shea Weber, who is a restricted free agent.

Second-tier free agents such as defenseman Matt Carle and forward Alexander Semin seemed to be waiting for Suter and Praise to reach agreements so that they could offer their talents to teams that didn’t get a top target.

The Detroit Red Wings were among the teams to take a run at both players, and were most interested in Suter as a player who could fill in after captain Nicklas Lidstrom retired.

“We feel good about our offer to Suter and Parise on July 1, and with our chance to adjust our offer to Suter on July 2,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said by phone.

Holland said team owner Mike Ilitch and coach Mike Babcock joined him in making a presentation to Suter. He said they didn’t have an opportunity to make a similar presentation to Parise.

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AP Sports Writers Larry Lage in Detroit, and Tom Canavan, in Newark, N.J., and freelance writer Mike Cook in Minneapolis contributed to this report.