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Report: Montreal rejects Avs’ offer of Parenteau for Rene Bourque

Jan 27, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT

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Earlier today reports surfaced that Colorado Avalanche forward P.A. Parenteau was on the trade market.

Now it looks like Colorado’s willingness to move him might have gotten serious.

The Avalanche were reportedly willing to ship Parenteau to Montreal in exchange for forward Rene Bourque, but the Canadiens rejected that offer, according to TVA Sports’ Louis Jean.

Both players are under contract through 2015-16 and Parenteau comes with a marginally higher annual cap hit at $4 million instead of roughly $3.3 million. Bourque enjoyed a few solid seasons with Calgary, but he’s struggled offensively since coming to Montreal. Parenteau has been far more productive, although he is projected to be a healthy scratch tonight.

It’s worth adding that Montreal’s assistant coach J.J. Daineault is very familiar with Parenteau after they both spent time with the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack.

This also isn’t the first report or only source to link Parenteau to Montreal. It has been suggested that Colorado is looking for a defensive upgrade and any deal between the two teams might ultimately involve one of Montreal’s blueliners.

Update: RDS’ Francois Gagnon’s sources suggested that it was the Avalanche who refused the player swap.

  1. hosewater2 - Jan 27, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Too bad, would’ve been entertaining to watch Roy try to motivate Bourque.

  2. pfhockey - Jan 27, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    That is pretty surprising. Parenteau is much better offensively than Bourque.

  3. nach0mancandysandwich - Jan 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    we’ll give you our bourque for him!

    the new york rangers

    we should have never have him up.

  4. martysbetter - Jan 27, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Mark Fayne for PA Parenteau – do it Lou.

    • martysbetter - Jan 27, 2014 at 7:33 PM

      Nvm, brain fart and thought Rene Borque was a Dman.

    • nj666 - Jan 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

      thats dumb for soo many reasons, why would you trade one of the best defensemen on the team for what you thought was another defenseman? this team needs offense and you suggest moving a piece that shouldn’t be moved.

      • martysbetter - Jan 28, 2014 at 6:47 PM

        Huh? Parenteau isn’t a dman.

        Out of our MOVABLE dmen (see: not Salvador/Volchenkov) Fayne makes the most sense to move to an Avs team that needs a solid player on their blue line. Fayne and Parenteau are both UFAs at season end.

  5. jernster21 - Jan 27, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    I don’t know which is crazier…the Avs wanting Rene Bourque, or Montreal turning down that trade. Either way it’s ridiculous – what happened between Saturday and today where now the Avalanche suddenly want to trade a guy who lead the team in goals last year? Makes no sense.

    • tommyv7401 - Jan 28, 2014 at 12:08 PM

      The differance this year is Roy. Obviously P.A. has been in his dog house the majority of the year and they want to change things up. I guarentee the offer was not 1 for 1 Bourque for PA. It was likely Emelin and Bourque for PA and a prospect. If it was 1 for 1 Marc Bergevin needs to be fired

  6. bsaures - Jan 27, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Im guessing Colorado must have wanted beaulieu or tinordi as well which would have been a no go

    • joey4id - Jan 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

      Hmm! You think the Avs asked for Bourque plus on of the Habs 1st round pic d men for a 30 year old Pareanteau. idk

      • bsaures - Jan 27, 2014 at 8:40 PM

        It wouldnt be unreasonable to think thats what they would want. Bourque for Parenteau straight up makes no sense for Colorada they would want a sweetner and both Bealieau, Tinordi, and even Pateryn could play on Colorado’s d this year and re still growing

    • joey4id - Jan 28, 2014 at 8:59 AM

      Is Bourque and, Tinordi (1st round pic) or Beaulieu (1st round pic) for Parenteau (30 years old) reasonable if you’re the GM in Montreal?

  7. lowenni - Jan 27, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    What? That would’ve been a horrible trade for Colorado, I think. Bourque is an enigmatic, constantly underachieving bad influence while Parentau can really produce next to the right linemates. Confusing offer, surprised they didn’t go after a defenseman.

    • mikebel11 - Jan 27, 2014 at 7:59 PM

      According to Louis Jean who broke the news, the avalanche wanted a second player, likely a defenceman. That’s why Bergevin turned it down. I know that’s only in the French version of the tweet, but now that I’ve translated it for you that would be a nice little update to the story here Ryan….

      • lowenni - Jan 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

        Interesting, Montreal has plenty of D-men to spare and Parenteau would’ve been a nice pickup for them. Guessing Colorado didn’t just want some depth D-man though. Thanks for the translate, mikebel11

      • jernster21 - Jan 28, 2014 at 1:28 AM

        What does this mean?

        Selon mes informations, le #CH était prêt à céder Rene Bourque à l’Avalanche en retour de PA Parenteau, mais c’est le Colorado qui a refusé

        According to Adrian Dater that translates as the Avs turned down the Habs for the trade, not vice versa. That would make a hell of a lot more sense if it was just player for player. Plus, it seems like Montreal have been scouting the Avs lately – why would the Avs make an unsolicited trade offer if they hadn’t been scouting the Habs but they were scouting us? They sure as hell haven’t seen anything from Rene Bourque to offer up PA Parenteau unless PA just straight up pissed off the front office.

  8. crazemastercraze - Jan 27, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Yeah, no one wants Rene Borque……

  9. cjnbsc - Jan 27, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Not possible. Colorado wouldn’t make such a bad offer and Montreal would never reject it.

  10. valoisvipers - Jan 27, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    The Aves offer,The Habs refusal = Dumb and Dumber

  11. storminator16 - Jan 27, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    This report has been shot down by multiple folks in the know. Also, would be more pieces involved than anyway so what is to debate here?

  12. icelovinbrotha215 - Jan 27, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    I can’t believe this is true. I mean isn’t PAPs better than Rene? I don’t see why the Habs would reject the trade.

  13. devilzzz2014 - Jan 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    I can’t comment on Parenteau’s defensive ability but I know that Montreal has made a huge effort to be a more defensive team this year and so if Parenteau can’t fit into that then he won’t be with the Habs. Montreal will want two way forwards in a trade unless it is some sort of super, ridiculous talent they can get that they just can’t refuse … star player quality.

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