Yesterday, Francois Gagnon of La Presse had an interesting piece on upcoming Unrestricted Free Agent P.A Parenteau.
In short, he argued that the Montreal Canadiens must offer him a contract should the Islanders' forward eventually hit the open market.
I could not agree more.
On pace for 69 points this season, the Hull native also delivered an impressive 53 points last year. While he may not produce as much in Montreal - where no John Tavares-type player resides - he would still be a welcome addition to the offense.
And, as a bonus, he is a homegrown product.
Local talent like David Desharnais and Louis Leblanc cannot be alone on an island. If Quebec players are to have any success in Montreal, they need to be surrounded by others from the province.
Or else, the spotlight shines on only a few and, in rougher times, the pressure can become difficult to manage.
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