How Sundin messed up a whole lot of teams

Jim Kelley of Sportsnet.ca 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.
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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.

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