The Colorado Avalanche and Montreal Canadiens are again trade partners, as we see PA Parenteau and a 5th round pick in 2015 head up North for Daniel Briere.
|To Montreal||Age||Team||GP||G||P||Cap Hit|
|PA Parenteau||31||COL||55||14||33||2 years/$4 million|
|2015 5th Round Pick|
|Daniel Briere||36||MTL||69||13||25||1 year/$4 million|
Both players were brought on by their now former teams to help the team's offense, giving them veteran boosts, but thanks to injury in 2014, neither player really played a huge part in each team's success.
With both players counting $4 million against the cap, the deal does turn out to be a wash and since the Canadiens are taking on an extra year on Parenteau's deal, it looks like the draft pick is there to compensate for that.
It did sound like both players were potentially on the block during the year last year, but no one really wanted to take a flyer on each of them. With this deal, it gives both players an opportunity to get refreshed and possibly give a shot to the arm of their careers.
It will definitely be interesting to see if poolies will acknowledge this deal and maybe take a flyer themselves on these guys. I would imagine that Parenteau would look awfully attractive in Montreal, while depth in Colorado may bump Briere down a little ways. Briere's playoff pedigree, however, will likely be intriguing to an Avalanche team that fell short in the playoffs after a very good regular season.