Why? He is a UFA, why trade for a UFA when you can wait until July 1 and deal directly with the player/player's agent.
However, there is the scenario where the Ducks sign Teemu and then trade him to the Habs, because the Habs can't get him dealing directly with him and his agent due to the fact that with his freedom to pick and choose, he won't pick Les Habs. Got to desparately want a player to go this route.
I think Tanguay is the most likely option, but I would think Marleau, Cheechoo and Gaborik would be other ones. I certainly wouldn't like the habs to sit on their "best scoring team in the league" title!!
Havlat would be a good move if you ask me. As it stands, we don't NEED to make any big moves, we were 1st in the East last year, so it's not as if we're struggling. Havlat is a low risk/high reward option for next season. If it doesn't work out (ie he spends half the year on IR), then we say bye bye and dream of Vinny Lecavs for the next year.
Fits in Gainey's mentality of "speed, speed and more speed"
It also fit the mentality of "soft , soft and more soft".....
We need some grit and character in our top 6 , not another speedy and flashy skilled forward who is also one of the most injury prone player in the league. I mean Havlat is good but he's not exactly what the doctor ordered.
A guy like Keith Tkachuk is the type of player we need.