Is it a good thing or a bad thing that Mats Sundin remains quiet? Is he ready to join the Habs, or is he taking his time waiting to get a better offer from the Rangers or Wings or such? How much money does a person need, I ask?
Foxsports’ Spector says Montreal is also interested in Brian Campbell, the fine defenceman who played for the Sharks last year, and also Marian Hossa, if the Sundin thing falls through.
The Montreal Gazette says that free agent forward Brian Rolston would be the best fit of all for the Habs.
My take on all of this waiting, all these rumours, all the guessing, is that I feel Montreal is just one player away, whether it’s a quality defenceman or a quality forward, to be a huge contender for all the marbles next year.
But none of this is nothing new to you. Everything’s in the news daily, and you’re as smart as me, probably smarter. I’m just mentioning it because it’s a holiday weekend, (in Canada), it’s sweltering hot here on the west coast, and most of you are holed up in tents and campers and peeing in lakes, and not reading this anyway.
But to those of you who are reading this blog quite regularly, (and surprisingly, there’s a healthy bunch who seem to be sticking with me through thick and thin), I say to you – you’re excellent and your mother did a fine job in raising you.
I would also like to put this out to you. If you know of any retired Montreal Canadien living somewhere and maybe know a little about what he’s doing nowadays, please tell me. I’d like to start listing a “Where are they now” section. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just add a comment about it to any posting.
I’m off the beaten track on this northern part of the Sunshine Coast, and so I know very little about the going-ons of ex-players. Charlie Hodge lives near Vancouver, Gilles Lupien is a successful players agent, Guy Lafleur spends a lot time in court, etc. etc.
So if you can help, I feel your mother did an even better job of raising you than most.