Maybe he is ramping up interest to have teams compete with each other so he has a better offer from Anaheim? Thats cool with me if LA or anheim shoots their wad and weaens their teams. Who would the Habs have to trade? Lang, Dandy(giving away picks)?
Lang on the 4th line ? Not his place at all. The 4th line need grit. Begin was good in the last games.
If Sundin comes to town then a top 9 forward might have be traded. Unless they move Plekanec or Lang to the wing (highly doubtful).
I'm not really a hockey expert but from what I heard, it's easier to have a center play winger then a winger play center. Correct me if I'm wrong. And having two centers on the same line can help for face-offs when one is chased.
Anyway - I'm really surprised to hear this. Gainey is usually a man of his word. He said that the Sundin saga is over for the habs. But it's true that Sundin is the best guy available and, aside from some trading to get some cap space, all you would spend is money.
I trust Bob, no matter what his decision it. It's called blind faith.