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As reported from tsn.a/nhl
The Montreal Canadiens have obtained Scott Gomez, winger Tom Pyatt and defenceman Mike Busto from the New York Rangers FOR winger Chris Higgins and defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko from the Montreal Canadiens.
No one wants Gomez with that Salary everyone said… well THE DEAL IS DONE AND THE RANGERS DROP BIG SALARY.
here’s what the 2 players look like…
Kessel stays put for now
Oilers and Kings to swing a big deal?
PAT HICKEY, The Gazette
With the Vincent-Lecavalier-to-Montreal rumours laid to rest for at least another week, expect the Canadiens’ focus to turn to Swedish twins Henrik and Daniel Sedin.
Talks between the Sedins and the Vancouver Canucks have stalled and it appears they will be on the open market when they become unrestricted free agents tomorrow. The Sedins won’t come cheap – they are looking for long-term deals worth at least $6.5 million a season each – but Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey has more than $30 million available to go shopping.
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Canucks Leave Sweden with offer on the table
Sedins saga could go to July 1. The twins look at testing free agency
By RED FISHER, The Gazette
Was it only a week ago that Canadiens fans were twisting themselves out of shape celebrating reports that a “blockbuster deal” was in the works at the draft? You may remember Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey was suggesting (wink! wink!) a deal was a real possibility heading into Friday’s NHL entry draft.