Monday came and went without any new transactions for the Avalanche, as the hockey world continues to wait on the free-agent decisions of top players Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.

Once those two make their decisions, other transactions could break fast. Many teams, including the Avalanche, are waiting to see where those two players go before moving on to other plans in the free-agent or trade markets.

It seemed as if Parise, the New Jersey Devils left wing, would make a decision Monday when he held an informal news conference outside the office of his player agency in Mississauga, Ontario.