How Sundin messed up a whole lot of teams

Jim Kelley of weighs in on the curious case of Mats Sundin.

"I have no problem with Mats Sundin saying he needs more time to ma

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Welcome home, Georges – and never say never

It was in March 2003 that Georges Laraque wrote a column for the RDS website headlined: "Why I don't want to play in Montreal."

It appeared shortly after

Goaltender Denis joins Canadiens

The Canadiens made their second signing of the day as they signed goaltender Marc Denis to a one-year, two-way

Laraque’s second tour of duty with Montreal

Not quite the sweater of the Canadiens, but Georges Laraque, then 26, did cut a dashing figure in the Montreal All Blacks ball-hockey shirt in August 2003.

Habs sign Laraque

The Canadiens signed tough-guy Georges Laraque to a three-year, $4.5-million deal on Thursday.

In 71 games last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season, Laraque scored four goals and

Line of the day

To a suggestion that the NHL might need another  lockout to restore salary sanity, Gazette Travel Editor and Canadiens super fan David Walker quips:

"Yes, and this time they

Grabovski dealt to Leafs for blue-line prospect

The Canadiens have announced that they have traded Mikhail Grabovski to the Toronto Maple Leafs for blue-like prospect Greg Pateryn and a second-round draft pick in 2010.

Pateryn, 18,

Grabovski to Toronto

Canadiens have traded Mikhail Grabovski – frequently rumoured to be on the way out, most recently as part of a possible Mats Sundin rights compensation package – to

Market watch …. and comment

Kristian Huselius to Columbus: Four years,  $4.75 million per. He was making $1.4 million in Calgary.

Like new Canadien Alex Tanguay, Huselius had difficulty adapting to Mike Keenan. He'll

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 Sean Avery to Dallas: Four years, $16 million.

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Dealt to Carolina for Erik Cole yesterday, Joni Pitkanen signed a new contract with the Hurricanes today.