Parenteau Gone Once The Trade Freeze Is Lifted?
P.A. Parenteau was the odd-man out in Patrick Roy‘s line-up when he came back from a leg injury that sidelined him for nearly six-weeks. He was a healthy-scratch for a couple of games in-a-row until Alex Tanguay sat out with knee soreness. Trade rumors linked Parenteau to the Montreal Canadiens and have recently surfaced once again. According to HockeyBuzz.com, The Colorado Avalanche and Montreal Canadiens could have a deal in place to send the forward to the Canadiens for some possible defenseman help. Here is more from Eklund at HockeyBuzz.com.
Talking to a few sources this morning while enjoying all this amazing Olympic hockey and there is a BIG rumor circulating that a we could see a Parenteau to Montreal deal announced the minute the trade freeze is lifted. Some are saying that the Avs are getting a D-man in return, while others are saying it could be Danny Briere and a draft pick.
It’s hard to believe why Colorado would need a player like Daniel Briere while they are making their playoff push. They already acquired a veteran in Maxime Talbot who was traded for Steve Downie towards the beginning of the season. They need to solidify their defense and that’s what kind of player Colorado expects in return for their forward. There has been speculation of P.K. Subban rumored in a deal but it would make no sense unless Colorado added a player like Ryan O’Reilly and/or Erik Johnson in the deal.
Colorado has a solid line pairing in Erik Johnson and Jan Hejda and a young developing third-line in Nick Holden and Tyson Barrie. They just need a key guy that could possibly move onto the first-line or anchor the second-line. Meanwhile for Parenteau, he has appeared in 46 games this season, collecting 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points and a plus/minus rating of +2.