New York Islanders GM Garth Snow has impressed over the years by finding gems and great value, yet this off-season has been … divisive.
Parenteau enjoyed a rejuvenating 2015-16 season with the Maple Leafs, yet his best times came riding shotgun with John Tavares and the New York Islanders. Neither side forgets about that, and this full-circle moment almost seems predictable to Parenteau, as NHL.com noted after the deal.
“I had a rough couple years, in Montreal especially, but I bounced back last year,” Parenteau said. “I thought I might come back [to the Islanders] at the Trade Deadline last season but it didn’t happen. I always thought I’d be back to Long Island.”
OK, so maybe someone needs to get him up to speed about the Brooklyn thing, but hey … plenty of time in the off-season, right?
This move isn’t a revolutionary one for the Islanders. Still, it’s a nice one that gives them a boost for little money.