The Montreal Canadiens have acquired center Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt, and Mike Busto from the New York Rangers in exchange for Chris Higgins, Doug Janik, Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko.
Also, reports out of Sweden suggest the Sedin Twins have each signed a 6 year $6M dollar/season contract. It was announced on CBC Radio and discussed on TSN but is considered to be a false report at this time. The Canucks offered them one last offer before going into free agency tomorrow, the Sedins (to the public knowledge) have yet to accept or decline the offer.
Looks like the Habs have immediately made changes to their team in wake of the lack of signing of Mike Komisarek, Saku Koivu, and Alex Kovalev. They may very well have made the deal after finding out the asking price for Lecavalier was just far too much.
Good on the Habs for making a bold move such as this. There were several reports throughout the year of specific players not getting along in the dressing room – a split between Nationalities. The Habs look to be picking up key components they wish to have wearing their jersey, and GM Bob Gainey knew a change was needed. I believe this could be the first of many for Montreal. New ownership, new coach, new team.
Micheal A. Aldred