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Dreger: Islanders taking offers for P.A. Parenteau

Feb 27, 2012, 9:58 AM EDT

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There’s a bit of attention on the Islanders today as they work to get an extension done with Evgeni Nabokov, but another player in need of a new contract at the end of the season is now up for grabs.

TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that the Islanders are now taking trade offers for forward P.A. Parenteau. Parenteau is set to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and he’s put up monster numbers this year playing on a line with John Tavares.

With 56 points, 42 via assist, Parenteau has made a nice name for himself as a complementary player. Parenteau has made it a point to say that he doesn’t want to negotiate a new deal during the season thanks to the distractions that offers. That is something that gives the Islanders and GM Garth Snow a reason to pause as his numbers mean that he could garner interest on the open market this summer.

Parenteau wants to stay with the Islanders, but the Isles are clearly trying to protect their own interests. Chris Botta of the New York Times says the Islanders want a first-round pick and a player for Parenteau. Good luck there, Garth.

  1. fantasyhockeyguru - Feb 27, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Here we go…We’re the Pittsburgh Pirates of Hockey…”You play well, you get traded!” I’m pleasantly surprised we’ve locked up JT and Frans with that mentality

    • bcisleman - Feb 27, 2012 at 10:31 AM

      You play well and Garth worries that he cannot sign you and also be able to sign other prospects in the future given your agent’s unreasonable demands and he considers trading you for a healthy return.

      • fantasyhockeyguru - Feb 27, 2012 at 10:52 AM

        They have been horrendous with giving talented players a chance over prospects. I.E. Spezza, Luongo, Chara, etc…The list of Islanders draft picks is unreal, it was a who’s who of NHL all stars for a while

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Feb 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Interesting. Could it be that PA is one hit wonder or that he is the real deal and the Islanders want to stock pile for the future? I’m sure teams will give up some valuable assets for his services.

  3. bcisleman - Feb 27, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    What makes PA that much more valuable is that he has been productive even when NOT playing on JT’s line.

  4. islandersfan - Feb 27, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Given his preference for not negotiating now, it is at least wise to listen to offers. That said I hope he stays on the island with us and I also hope that they don’t break the bank keeping him because as much as I have always liked him, His production in this contract year is a more than normal. Perhaps a short term deal with decent cash?

  5. DED - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    I’m not convinced that Parenteau is one-hit wonder. Last year he had 20 G & 33 A.With 20 games left, he’s at 15 G and 43 A. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that he’s arrived and will continue to be a threat for many years. Oh, and I’m a Ranger fan so I’ve had the opportunity to see him play a few times. As a player for a division rival, he’s been a thorn in the team’s side for the last two seasons. He’s a guy that I think the Rangers wish they hadn’t let go.

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