Good to hear. PA is quite adept at entering the offensive zone which should free up time and space for Duchene and Landeskog (when he's back). Okposo hasn't been up to snuff so far (he is the whipping boy now) and talk about PA's loss is starting to creep up over on the Isles board.
It's funny because I hated Parenteau his first season. His marked improvement last year won me over. I can't help root for the guy still. His goal total is definitely surprising because he's always been pass first.
He hasn't had a lot of goal scorers goals, but rather smart positioning, a bit of luck and perseverance around the net. He's been a good influence on the team and Duchy, that's for sure. I love how calm he is with the puck.
Offensively I thought Duchene, McGinn and Parenteau were our best forwards. Duchene is continuing to play a very strong two-way game with more than adequate hockey IQ. I can't say the same for Stastny, but I am extremely pleased with Duchene thus far this season...and I don't feel it is a fluke what-so-ever.
Mitchell is doing a great job. Hopefully they keep Van Der Gulik up and send down Bordeleau...and send down Barrie as well, or else play him over O'Byrne.
Duchene is starting to play like the stud that we all expected that he'd be. I'm very happy that I kept him in my keeper league and didn't give up on him. I wasn't thrilled about him shooting the puck after the whistle but when I saw it live I was paying more attention to the clock than the horn. After seeing the replay other than the fact that he was rubbing salt in the wound it wasn't as bad as I had initially thought. Also glad that PAP is doing well for you guys, IMO he was underrated on the Islanders, everyone kept saying that he was a product of Tavares alone, but the guy has a lot of puck skill. Anyhow congrats on the win but hopefully it's your last one against us this year!
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I sat about a row behind the Edmonton bench yesterday. After that scrum at the end of the game, PAP was talking so much **** to their bench. It was pretty hilarious. Hejda also came by and gave them the death glare, and he's a pretty big dude up close.
Duchene was a monster. The hit on Hall was great.
EJ played great, and he actually did get a lot of his shots through to the net.
Hopefully Wilson isn't hurt too bad. He's one of the few defensemen who can move the puck.