Habs’ second pick another U.S. forward

With their third-round selection, 86th overall, the Canadiens have selected right-winger Steve Quailer, a native of Arvada, Co.

He is a 6 foot, 3 inch forward, weighing 184 pounds.

More details to come.

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Audio: Habs choose RW Kristo 56th overall

With their first pick in the NHL entry draft, 56th overall, the Canadiens have stayed with their recent trend of picking U.S. players by selecting right-winger Danny Kristo.

He

Tanguay happy to be a Hab

The Gazette's Pat Hickey, reporting on the Canadiens' acquisition of Alex Tanguay from the Calgary Flames, was able to speak with Tanguay via conference call on Friday night

Hickey: Sundin will be hard fit under cap

In his Standing Pat column, Pat Hickey writes that adding Mats Sundin to the Canadiens' payroll, already at $41 million for 17 players with the addition of Alex

Tanguay

The Alex Tanguay file:

• A plus player every year of his career, including plus-35 his sophomore season in Colorado and plus-11 this past season in Calgary

• Durable: 78

$$$

Ladies and gentlemen, start your calculators.

Alex Tanguay is now the highest-paid forward (and third highest-paid player, after Andrei Markov and Roman Hamrlik) on the Montreal Canadiens.

His $5.375 million

Sundin

Cliff Fletcher has told TSN that the Leafs have given Bob Gainey permission to talk to Mats Sundin.

Martin Lemay, who's at the draft for CKAC, says he's

Marleau?

Writing in La Presse, Mathias Brunet speculates that a deal for Patrick Marleau could be in the works.

Brunet reasons that the development of Joe Pavelski makes Marleau

Market watch

Sportsnet reports Jeff Carter will re-up with the Flyers: three years, $15 million.

Carter in 2007-'08: 29 goals, 24 assists, plus-6

Andrei Kostitsyn,  chosen one spot ahead of Carter

Malkin rumour debunked

TSN's Bob McKenzie – the most plugged-in hockey pundit on the planet – doubts the Penguins will deal Eveni Malkin to L.A. for a package that includes