Montreal Looking for Big Name?

Who will the Habs go after? Selanne? Nolan? Habs interested in Nolan

TFP Staff Writer
February 27, 2003
The Fourth Period –

As TFP previously has reported, the Montreal Canadiens would like to get their hands on a power forward. Well, it appears that general manager Andre Savard has set his sights on one man. Sportsnet is reporting that the Habs are in talks with the San Jose Sharks about Owen Nolan.

The Canadiens and Sharks were apparently discussing a potential Nolan trade back in January. Savard reportedly ended talks regarding Nolan when San Jose asked for winger Richard Zednik, days later goaltender Jeff Hackett was dealt to San Jose.

Nolan, who will earn $6.5 million in each of the next two seasons, would fit ideally next do Montreal’s Saku Koivu. It’s believed the Sharks are looking for a roster player, a top prospect and a first-round draft pick in return for Nolan. Montreal is also in the market for a powerful two-way defenseman.