Broadcast on 730 AM CKAC, the colorful host Ron Fournier said he would have learned from a source that the Montreal Canadiens would be in negotiations with the Washington Capitals to acquire Michael Nylander.
Fournier said he is on this issue for several hours and that its source would be a general manager of another team than the one involved.
Nylander is center aged 36 years totaling 27 points in 57 games this season and the Canadiens are interested in to replace Robert Lang.
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
—Emma Lazarus, 1883
Wow, why all the hate on Nylander ? I agree he has a heavy contract left but he his still a decent #2-3 center.
We need character and grit, not fricken Nylander. Why should we help out Washington by taking his contract so they can then afford to make a good trade? A trade that could kill us in the playoffs, or along the way?