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Some hockey news here and there on a Father’s Day weekend.
The Montreal Canadiens will be back under the Molson label, sparing us from years of Celine Dion-as-owner jokes. Keith Tkachuk will return to the St. Louis Blues for next season, which is a shrewd move for both player and franchise. And Mats Sundin(notes) not only makes a decision, but one that flies in the face of the supposed motivations for his signing with the Vancouver Canucks.
Is Vinny staying or going?
Math doesn’t add up for an easy re-signing of Havlat
Blues have their sights set on a goalie
By Tom Timmermann – ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Keith Tkachuk and the St. Louis Blues have reached a deal on a one-year contract that will extend the veteran forward’s long run with the team.
Goal scoring a more pressing issue
By Jim Matheson, The Edmonton Journal
Will the Edmonton Oilers make a play to sign Florida Panthers defenceman Jay Bouwmeester or trade for his negotiating rights just before the free-agent market opens on July 1? Sources say the Oilers would rather, for now, spend the $6 million US or so a year it would take to sign the 25-year-old unrestricted free agent on somebody to play with winger Ales Hemsky on their No. 1 line.
MARK EVERSON REPORTS THAT
Add another name to the list of possible candidates to succeed Brent Sutter as Devils coach: former Flyer captain, Whaler and Hurricane Kevin Dineen.