Sundin strikes back

Eschewing phone calls or e-mails, Mats Sundin prepares a unique way of conveying his decision on where to play this year.

(Actually, it’s Sundin performing in The Nutcracker … which is not a euphemism for the amount of time he’s ta

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Potential to the Max

 In his Gazette column, Pat Hickey writes that Max Pacioretty is getting very close to turning pro.

Marc-Antoine Godin of La Presse concurs.

Also in La Presse,

Young Americans

The Canadiens' most recent first-round draft choices looked impressive on the ice at development camp and sounded impressive when today's opening session concluded.

They're all at midwestern universities: Ryan

Carbo on Tanguay, Laraque, Sundin

Guy Carbonneau called the acquisition of Alex Tanguay a "Christmas present that came before July 1."

"He may have had some difficulties last season," the coach added, "But his

The kids are alright

Best place to be on a 30-plus degree scorcher in July?

A hockey rink. It  was cucumber cool at the Centre Sportif Candiac – les 2 Glaces this afternoon

Market watch

RFA Matt Stajan stays with the Leafs: two years, $3.5 million.

The Leafs' second-round pick in 2002 scored 16 goals, 17 assists while making $950,000 last season.

Development Camp

The stars of tomorrow (we hope!) will be in town this week at the Canadiens' annual development camp.

On-ice sessions begin 2:30 this afternoon at the Centre Sportif Candiac

Market watch

UFA Owen Nolan signs with Minnesota: two years at $2.75 million per.

Drafted first overall by Quebec in 1990, Nolan, 36, has played for the Nordiques, Colrado, San Jose,

Better? Worse? About the same?

Mark Streit, who scored 13 goals (seeven on the power play) and added 49 assists in 2007-'08 is gone.

So is Michael Ryder: 14 goals.

That's 27 goals gone –

Streit surprised by Canadiens’ indifference

Mark Streit tells La Presse he was surprised Canadiens made no effort to talk to him, much less sign him, this summer.

Streit says his deal with the