Even then, the rumour will be if Vinny will come out of retirement to play for the Habs.
Montreal could have had him in 1998. Houle had a decent relationship with Esposito and I'm sure he could have made a package for Esposito to take. However, the trigger wasn't pulled. So it'll never be pulled. And people should give it up. If Lecavalier wanted to be a Hab, he would have never signed an extension with Tampa.