Pittsburgh Penguins: Free Agency Nears – 5 Options for the Pens in a Weak Market

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May 9, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens right wing

P.A. Parenteau

(15) shoots on Tampa Bay Lightning goalie

Ben Bishop

(30) during the second period in game five of the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

P.A. Parenteau

With his recent buyout from Montreal, Parenteau will hit the free agent market. But, if someone is being bought out, does that mean they’re no longer effective?

In the case of Parenteau, no. He’s a player that can still contribute, and could potentially be a 20-25 goal scorer for Pens. One of the most intriguing things about him is that he’ll come cheap, as his stock is obviously quite low following a buyout. How does his production look?

While I don’t believe he’s the ultimate answer to needing a top-six wing, he could move up and down the lineup and provide depth at a cheap cost. Considering his production, which stays consistent in a second line role, he’d be a welcome addition and someone that could pan out the way Blake Comeau did last season before breaking his wrist.

Obviously, this isn’t a splash acquisition by any means. But, for a team that severely needs to add talent to their bottom-six as well, kicking the tires on Parenteau’s asking price is a no-brainer.