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via Bob McKenzie tweet,
P.A. Parenteau to COL, 4 yrs, $16M total.
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward P.A. Parenteau to a four-year contract through the 2015-16 season.
Parenteau, 29, recorded 67 points (18g/49a) and 89 penalty minutes in 80 games with the New York Islanders last season. He finished third on the Islanders in points, while ranking second in both assists and penalty minutes. The right winger was fifth in goals and third in power-play goals (6). Parenteau’s 67 points were a career high.
“P.A. is a skilled winger who will instantly improve our offense,” said Avalanche General Manager/Executive Vice President Greg Sherman. “He’s a dynamic player who will help our power play and compliment our young centers.”
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
While you can see the reasoning in what the Columbus Blue Jackets are doing with Nash—waiting until Parise signs so that all those teams that struck out on him come scrambling to the Jackets with a re-energized offer for Nash—it’s not that simple.
It might happen with some teams, but not all.
As pointed out last weekend, Bobby Ryan is another option and one that carries a better contract. Anaheim should get plenty of traction on him once Parise signs.
But even with Ryan, you have to give up good assets to get him.
There sits Parenteau on Sunday as an unrestricted free agent, available without having to give up any assets. Judging from the conversations I’ve had with a few teams over the past week, I think he’s a player that’s going to generate more interest than most people believe.
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Mark Stuart went sliding across the ice and Parenteau’s leg bended awkwardly when Stuart made contact with him.
Another replay below with possibly a better replay…
from Darren Dreger of TSN,
New York Islanders forward P.A Parenteau wants to focus on helping his team make the playoffs and would prefer to shelve contract negotiations until the end of the season.
Parenteau’s agent, Allan Walsh says he and his client don’t believe it is appropriate to pursue contract discussions at this time, but will listen if the Islanders are eager to negotiate.
“He’s made it very clear from the outset that he’s highly motivated to stay with the New York Islanders,” Walsh told TSN.ca via e-mail. “The Islanders gave him his first real opportunity to thrive in the NHL, he has a fantastic relationship with his teammates, the coaches, Garth Snow and the fans. Most importantly, PA sees the Islanders trending up and believes they will be a contending team for many years to come….”
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
An amiable sort, Parenteau said he never doubted his ability to contribute at this level, even though his path has been dotted by more than a few road blocks.
“It’s been a long road,” he said. “But I’m a pretty confident guy.”
Obviously getting a chance to play with guys such as John Tavares, also a good friend of Parenteau’s, and Matt Moulson hasn’t hurt.
“When I make a nice play around here, it doesn’t get wasted,” Parenteau said.
Now here’s where it gets interesting for the Isles, who this week signed forward Frans Nielsen to a four-year contract extension worth $11 million. Nielsen has 25 points, or roughly half those collected by Parenteau, who is slated to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. Sources familiar with the negotiations say that the team has yet to begin discussions about extending Parenteau, but with the Islanders crawling back into the edge of the playoff discussion in the Eastern Conference (they are in 11th place in the conference, nine points back of eighth-place Ottawa with four games in hand), it’s hard to imagine GM Garth Snow won’t make getting Parenteau under contract a top priority. Similarly, it’s hard to imagine Snow letting Parenteau walk away for nothing on July 1.
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