When the free agent market opened for business at noon today, the Montreal Canadiens needed a big centre and number four defenceman.
It’s 8 p.m., Bob Gainey.
Do you know where your needs are?
Mats Sundin is po
Four years, $20 million. He was making $2.3 millio.
That's a better deal than Columbus signing Mike Commodore for five years, $18.75 million.
Bob McKenzie says San Jose and the
Brian Rolston to New Jersey: 4 years, $20 million.
TSN says Edmonton has the inside track on Marian Hossa, with Canadiens running third.
And the phone-in schmucks have started blasting
TSN's best and worst moves of the day:
Mike Milbury: Best is the stillpending extension for Evgeni Malkin. Worst is Cristobal Huet in Chicago.
Darren Pang: Best is Ty Conklin
San Jose dealt Steve Bernier and a first-round draft choice for Brian Campbell, then lasted two rounds of the playoffs.
And Doug Wilson is one of the sharper general
To Chicago, says McKenzie.
Eight years, $7.1 million per.
So one defenceman and two goaltenders: $20 million in Chicago.
And Dale Tallon says he's keeping Cristobal Huet AND Nikolai
Mats Sundin's agent, J.P. Barry, acknowledged Vancuver's crazy offer – $20 million, salary and bonuses, over two years – and told TSN the Canadiens are "going in another
Duthie in the host's chair.
Bob McKenzie has his laptop flipped own and he's working his BlackBerry.
News from Edmonton: Oilers making a "hard push" for Hossa.
Alex Auld to
On the day Christobal Huet signed for almost $6 million a year, Starbucks announced it is closing 600 stores in the
In guessing where Mats Sundin and Marian Hossa are going to end up, consider the contenders' salary cap situations:
Canadiens have 20 players under contract and are $10.9 million