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New York Rangers v New York Islanders

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 24: P.A. Parenteau #15 of the New York Islanders celebrates his first period goal against the New York Rangers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 24, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 4-3 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Photo gallery: Top free agents

The 2012 NHL free agency period kicks off July 1 with Zach Parise and Ryan Suter among the top skaters available.