Report: Leafs, Islanders Discussing Parenteau Trade

Toronto might have a suitor for their largest remaining trade chip. According to TSN’s Gary Lawless, the New York Islanders are interested in bringing P.A. Parenteau to Brooklyn, but are trying to negotiate a lower price.

Lawless says that Toronto’s asking price for Parenteau is a second round pick. The Islanders don’t own their 2016 second round selection, having dealt it to Boston two years ago for Johnny Boychuk, but they do own their 2017 second rounder.

It’ll be interesting to see whether or not the Islanders cave into the Leafs’ demands, but there are a number of alternatives if draft picks can’t get it done in the end. New York has a collection of good prospects, and a number of them would make for a suitable alternative return.

You’re not going to get a Matt Barzal or Michael Dal Colle out of the Islanders for Parenteau, but is it too crazy to imagine that Joshua Ho-Sang or Ilya Sorokin could come back the other way? Maybe other pieces would need to change hands, but I don’t think it’s completely out of the realm of possibility. What makes this potential deal a little unique, and weakens Toronto’s bargaining power, is that the Islanders have boatloads of cap space to spare. The Leafs won’t be able to offer financial relief, but if they want a really good asset out of the Islanders they could end up adding in an asset of their own. 

And while there are still a good number of rental wingers available for trade, it’s nice to see Toronto sticking to their guns. After all, I’d feel very uncomfortable if Parenteau fetched the Leafs anything lower than a second round pick (or something of similar value) when Roman Polak and Nick Spaling just recently brought back a pair of them a couple days ago. 

  • TGT23

    I wonder if market is cooling a little bit. The return for Reimer, Versteeg and Staal are all a little underwhelming which could mean that PAP won’t fetch the 2nd we had hoped for.

    • Harte of a Lion

      I think the market will be hot tomorrow. There are still teams that have needs to fill and teams that haven’t yet jumped into the trade deadline frenzy. (Islanders, Wild, Ducks, Lightening, Bruins, Predators, Wings and Stars)

      McGinn LW @ $2.95 M and Parenteau RW/LW @ 1.5M might be the best depth scorers remaining at a reasonable cap hit. Parenteau has put up better numbers playing with lesser talents at half the price. Sam Gagne is another option but he plays so hot/cold that any team acquiring him better hope he goes on a hot streak for the remainder of the season and the playoffs.

      Parenteau has the best HERO/WARRIOR numbers out of all the remaining forwards available in the range it will take to get him (2nd or good prospect)

      I would love to see Ho-Sang coming back to the Leafs. If ever a young player needed a fresh start, it’s JHS. Perhaps we will need to take Grabo as a salary dump? That’s the funniest thing I thought today.

      Nope, the funniest thing is Washington sending us Laich, Connor Carrick R shooting D-man and a second for Winnick and Anaheims 5th…
      Lou does it again!!!

      We now have the matching set of Carricks (not related) I don’t know much about Connor but this from HOCKEY FUTURES…

      Carrick lacks size (5’11, 185 pounds), but he more than makes up for it with his skating and offensive ability. He shows great confidence carrying the puck and attacks the offensive zone, jumping into the rush and creating opportunities. Though he is undersized for a defenseman, he shows competency in his own zone despite facing physical challenges. His shot and ability to quarterback the power play are what make him most valuable and he has the skill set to be very good as an offensive defenseman on the NHL level.

      Ultimately, Carrick should slide into a top-four role with the Capitals where he will share power play duties with John Carlson.

  • TGT23

    What can be done about or what will happen to Bozak, Lupul, or JVR?

    Healthy…this would be a good line imo. Perhaps not a first but a sound second or third.

    PS 4 forwards should always be used on a PP imo. I would even use 5 in really do or die situations or 5 on 3.

  • Harte of a Lion

    Justin, trading Ilya Sorokin for Parenteau ???? It could be one of the the worst trade by Snow. Sorokin is the youngest goaly to play in the KHL. There is no goaly that shootout the opponent as he did this year…no one in the KHL history ! He had 10 shootouts in 28 games, 1.06 and 95.3% at 20 years old playing with men ! Also, Sorokin is for now, at 20 years old, the best goaly of the KHL! Yes he is the number One ! Sorokin is a futur star who is rewriting the KHL history…
    To me, it makes no sense to think that a player like Sorokin could be trade for a player like Parenteau. Even if Snow want him to play on the wing with Tavarez, we have to remember that he let him go for…nothing… PuckDany