No I haven't heard anything. Just a hunch.
But I'm on a sort of a roll. I did a thing with Marc Denis presenting him as a solution as third string goalie. And on 110% I predicted Jagr would sign in Russia.
We'll see. If Alex Henry was RH, I'd see him as a potential 7th D-man. he might just bee this year's Mathieu Biron. In any case, I think they need someone for the first half of the season. Neither Valentenko or Carle is ready, but who knows; one of them could be by mid-season.
Right now we have 9.3 million in cap space left. Say we sign Halak, O'Byrne and Gorges for a total of 2.4 million, we'll have 6.9 million left.
If Sundin then decides to join the Hans at 7.5 million, we'll need to unload .6 million somehow. Most fans would say Dandenault would go, which would allow us to sign Sundin and still have 900,000 in cap space left.
My question is: If Dandenault leaves, who become our extra right defenceman behind Komi, O'Byrne and Gorges in case of injury? Is there a guy in Hamilton who plays the right side and is ready?
Hamrlik can fill in at RD while someone in the system is brought up.
Jp Barry was on sirius station and said sundin has a personel problem to deal with before making a decision.
some say he is getting married because it was on the front page from the toronto papers but like 6 months ago
If this is true, then Bob Gainey got to know something we don't during their 10 days romance. And Gainey is a king at dealing with these situations, we are in good hands!
I'm guessing Sundin told him, "I got things I have to do first. Make me an offer, I'll consider it, but if someone else comes up, go after them. I gotta deal with Mats first".
That's why Montreal, unlike other teams, did not go out and grab themselves a Plan B. Money for Sundin is still open. We offered him $7.5M for 2 years, and we certainly have that free (especially if we do unload Dandenault and Begin).
He is getting married, but Mats is so secretive who knows when or where that could be? I surely wouldn't consider that a personnal problem, unless he's more contemplating just hanging it up & settling down to raise a family.
Did Gainey really say that? I didn't get to hear the whole press conference but the impression I got was they were still considering players other than Sundin.
I really hope it's true...Sundin is the only guy out there that would make a huge positive impact to our team. I want to wait for him to make his decision and if he doesn't sign just go with Chipchura.
That may just be to control expectations and media speculation. If you promise an impact player and you can't get one everybody will panic for no reason. 90% of the team is back plus they added Tanguay. Even a status qui things are good.