New York Islanders Fall Again in Metro Power Rankings
Let’s just address the elephant in the room here. Yes. P.A. Parenteau has five goals and six points so far for the New Jersey Devils. And yes, it’s annoying.
Not because there’s any ill will towards Parenteau. He deserves all the success he earns. It’s just the Islanders could have used those five goals.
It’s not like we have to think of some convoluted and ridiculous scenario where that would have been possible, like getting Taylor Hall on the roster. (I’ll get to him in a second). The Islanders did all the hard work in the offseason to sign Parenteau to a nice little deal, and then let it go.
And then the Islanders send Mathew Barzal, the kid that essentially forced Parenteau from the roster, back to the WHL. Not only do the Isles not have Barzal, but they also don’t have Parenteau.
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The Devils are a deep team, up front at least. Taylor Hall, Mike Cammalleri, Adam Henrique, and Travis Zajac. Hall aside these players aren’t going to break any scoring record on their own. But what they will do is score a minimum of 30 points each.
Then add Hall to that mix and you have a Devils team that’s turning heads and proving that it’s 3-1-1 recent track record isn’t a fluke.