Vinny staying put?

RDS reports that Vincent Lecavalier is on the verge of signing a long-term contract that will keep him in Tampa Bay.

Lecavalier, 28, is entering the final season of a three-year deal that pays him $7.167 million per. He is eligible t

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Audio: Canadiens GM Bob Gainey on eve of draft

From The Gazette's Pat Hickey, audio of a wide-ranging, 15-minute interview with Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey on the eve of the NHL entry

Market watch

In an interesting piece titled Five Questions About the Draft, Mathias Brunet of La Presse speculates the Canadiens could be looking to launch their centennial season with

NHL draft: Habs seek diamond in the rough

The Gazette's Pat Hickey writes in Thursday morning's Gazette that although the Canadiens are picking 25th in the first round of Friday night's NHL draft, there is hope

Mock NHL draft: Habs pick Toews at 25

A Canwest News Service mock NHL draft has the Canadiens picking left-winger David Toews, brother of Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews, at the 25th spot. He's described as a

Rule changes

The NHL is taking steps to avoid those nasty end-board crunches that can occur after races for the puck.

It's not pure no-touch icing, but beginning this season linesmen

McGuire on the draft

Pierre McGuire was driving to Ottawa this morning when Habs Inside/Out reached him on his cell phone.

McGuire will do a mock draft tomorrow evening at 7 on TSN.


Another Belarussian?

The Hockey News mock draft has the Canadiens using the 25th pick to select Mikhail Stefanovich.

He's a 6-2, 205 winger whom McKeen's Draft Guide (see

Bruins beefing up

On the Boston Globe hockey blog, Kevin Paul Dupont reports that highly-coveted free agent Blake Wheeler will sign with the Bruins July 1.

"More than 20 NHL

He’s outta there

TSN reports Ryan Malone has decided to test the free agent waters.

In response to a question from a Pittsburgh television station, Malone text-messaged "It's UFA for sure."