There's noway we can fit in both Sundin AND Shanny under the salary cap, we might have to buy out Dandenault just to make room for Sundin...I can't see Shanahan asking anything less than 3-4 mill, that's his market value anyway...So I guess it'd be a decent move if Sundin choses the Canucks...better than nothing right?
If we got Sundin and he saw the commitment that the Habs are doing to win it all I think he would be a good fit at a million and the rest incentive based. He is a guy who has made his money, and he wants to win and truthfully I think he is a guy wanting to live out his dream of playing for another original six team and go out on top.
Tanguay - Sundin - Shanahan
AK - Pleks - Kovy
Higgins - Saku - SK
Laroque - Lappy - Latendresse (spare forwards Chip, Kostopolous and Begin, unless the Greek or Begin is traded)
Of course he wants to come here now that he's washed up and New York doesn't want him anymore.
Players love Montreal and Toronto when they're on the downfall of their career. Suddenly, these become the cities where they've always wanted to play.
Darren McCartny looked pretty good as a Wing again after being out of the NHL and being older as well. I think Shanahan is the type of guy who knows when to hang them up because he doesn't want to look a fool. He would look good in Montreal, he could do the same type of job that Gilmour did here...Dougie stepped up as a Hab when Saku got injured and played with his heart on his sleeve, Shanny would do the same.
shanahan isnt first line material or second line ..
power play and 3 or 4th line
I don't think there would be a real "1st" line in Montreal with all of the talent. Carbs would role his 3 lines and it would be even, some players like Mats, Kovy and Saku would get extra ice because of PP and PK...but otherwise I think it is a New Jersey system of 4 lines.
I thought he did a decent job last year. He obivously lacks vision, but that's why I would see him with Jr K, since he tends to play like a centerman in the O zone.
I agree. Having not played center for a few years and then having to move back to it it is very difficult to re-adjust... he looked decent in the limited time he had to switch to the old position and even though he is better suited on the wing, I think he'd do a decent job down the middle.