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  • Free Agent Mayhem Begins

    At noon today the largest group of free agents the NHL has ever seen become available.

    With the new CBA and salary cap in place, no one really knows what to expect, but with over 200 free agents and huge names becomign available, we are sure to see plenty of action.

    Expect the Montreal Canadiens to make a move for at least 1 big named power forward and 1 big name defenceman. Who will it be? We don’t know, latest rumors suggest Mike Modano coming to the habs, having previously worked with Bob Gainey in Dallas.

    Big Name Forwards:
    Peter Forsberg, Markus Naslund, Mike Modano, Alexei Kovalev, Pavol Demitra, Ziggy Palffy, Bobby Holik, Alexei Zhamnov, Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne.

    Big Name Defenseman:
    Scott Niedermayer, Adam Foote, Sergei Gonchar, Brian Leetch, Derian Hatcher, Brian Rafalski, Mathieu Schneider, Mike Rathje, Roman Hamrlik and Adrian Aucoin.

  • Canadiens 5th pick a Shocker

    The Canadiens surprised everyone today by selecting goaltender Carey Price at #5.

    The first goalie to go in the draft, who himself said he did not expect to go that high.

    The pick was criticized early by the media, considering many think the Canadiens have many other holes to fill before a goalie.

    Personally, I agree. I expected the habs would make a move for a strong large center or power forward.

    However, I have faith in Bob Gainey and crew’s decision making abilities. He has yet to let us down, and who knows, maybe this kid will develop into a strong netminder.