Various sources report the Colorado Avalanche have signed former Islanders winger P.A. Parenteau to a four-year, $16 million contract.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: This is among the few significant signings so far today, and for the Avs, it appears a good one. Parenteau had a 67-point performance last season, coming off a one-year, $1.25 million contract. It’s believed the Islanders were offering up to $3 million per, but he wanted $4 million. His critics suggest his numbers were the result of playing with John Tavares, but he’ll have some good scoring forwards to play with in Colorado, so his numbers might not drop as much as some predict. If he continues posting 60-plus point seasons, this will be a bargain signing for the Avs.