Cornwall ON – Hey at least it gives us something to write about. Montreal today traded enigmatic (that’s fancy for waste of time) Sergei Kostitsyn for the rights to about to be Free Agents Dustin Boyd (if you actually wanted to replace Sergei a good fit without the headaches) and Dan Ellis who is a pretty good goalie, but may price (get it, price?) himself out of the Habs budget….or could this be a prelude to Carey Price being shipped off for that top six Forward the Habs need and maybe a Dan Ellis Marty Biron tandem?
The real story today for Habs fans is that Mike Modano will be a free agent and what better place to land than a young and exciting team, yes the Habs, where his veteran leadership and size could come in very handy and his relationship with former GM Bob Gainey would add a touch of home in the last hurrahs of his Hall of Fame career.
While Mr. Gainey isn’t the GM he’s still a part of this team and it was Bob Gainey that picked up Kirk Muller for his last hurrah. The move potentially makes a lot of sense as Montreal still doesn’t have a big body up the middle and short of making a major move Mr. Modano may be the right fit in a salary cap world.
I still like the theory of Saku Koivu coming back to Montreal along with his bud Teamu Selanne. Koivu also would make a good 2B or 3rd line Centre for this team and Selanne would be just what the doctor ordered replacing Andrei Kostitsyn.
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