Today’s rumour

Denver Post’s Adrian Dater floats this one:

Brett Clark for Jaroslav Halak


Most likely.

Clark is a former Canadiens draft choice (1996, 6th round, 154th overall) who is in the final year of a contract that’s paying him $3.5 million. He shoots Left – Canadiens desperately need a RH defenceman – and he’ll be 34 in December.

So don’t keep a light on in the window.

But with each successive game, it’s becoming more obvious the team needs help on D.

If only Josh Gorges were as big as Ryan O’Byrne …

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Today’s rumour

Actually, yesterday’s.

RDS reported that Saku Koivu was trying to persuade Teemu Selanne to join the Canadiens.

I’ll believe it when I see the Finnish Flash at training camp – which, for Selanne, begins in February.

Remember how Andrei Markov’s friendship with Alexander Ovechkin was going to influence the superstar’s decision on whether or not to stay in Washington? The more feverish (and delusional) among us were working out scenarios on how the Canadiens would surrender a pile of draft picks and Alexander the Great would come play in a city where his taolents would be most appreciated.

Well, friends is friends …. and $$$ is $$$.

How many salary-cap dollars would Selanne want to come play out the string in Montreal? 

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The NHL Awards weren’t a total shuout for the Canadiens.

Alex Kovalev was named to the second All-Star team and Carey Price made the All-Rookie team.

Well deserved in both cases. 

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Today’s rumour

Former Montrealer – and eternal Canadiens fan – John Gallagher is a Toronto sportscaster and regular Habs I/O reader.

He has heard, from someone who knows someone who knows what’s going on at MLSE, that Mats Sundin will be traded to the Canadiens for Christopher Higgins and draft picks.
As you’ll hear on this week’s Puckcast, Hickey, Stubbs and I are skeptical the Leafs would ship an icon to the end of the 401.

But last night’s game turned the word “unbelievable” into a bit of an oxymoron, eh?

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