Update Four: According to Chris Botta, the Islanders are NOT offering PA enough in contract and asking to much in trade.
I wonder what they are offering, if its anything less then at least 4 per I wouldn't blame PA/Allen Walsh for laughing at them.
Update Three: Kevin Allen of USA Today just tweeted that he didn't think that PA would be dealt. Kevin is certainly well connected so that's good to hear and it carries weight. However people are always wrong so its certainly not 100% yet.
Encouraging, but not out of the woods!
Update Two: According to Chris Botta, the Islanders are looking for a first round pick and a player in return for PA via trade. Well depending on the skill level of the player that could be a pretty good return. Although I would still be leery given his production to pull the trigger on a deal shipping him out of town.
I think we would regret it, because not only his production but he usually shows up and is one of the few players who plays with like pride and emotion game in game out regardless of the score. That is something we really cant lose from the locker room!
Nabby Update: According to Sportsnet, goalie Evgeni Nabakov will not be resigned today. However he will not be traded either.
That gives me a little more hope then PA because at least were not shopping him. This tells me, us and Nabakov are close, but there needs to be some final convincing or something either way.
According to TSN's Darren Dreger, although his desire is to stay here the Islanders are now taking offers on perspective UFA forward PA Parenteau.
To me this isn't good because that means were further apart then we initially thought. If we do deal him we better get a lot, because his production won't be easily replaced at all.
When was the last time we had a forward surpass 70 points? I don't remember either! When was the last time such a player came here? I don't remember either! The Islanders need to take all that into account and the image it would convey to the fans before pulling the trigger.
The Montreal Canadians traded forward Andrei Kostitsyn to the Predators for a 2013 second round pick and a conditional 5th round pick. So if Kostitsyn gets that, then PA I think would get a lot more then him since Kostitsyn is often to described as an enigma and PA is far from that.