Saturday, September 13, 2008

Canadiens say "peace out homies" to Sundin.

The Sundin Saga, is not over. But it is for the Montreal Canadiens.

They signed Robert Lang to a contract yesterday.

Lang played for the Chicago Blackhawks last year and had 54 points, good for fourth on the young team. The Blackhawks found themselves over the salary cap and needed to move a player. They will receive a second round draft pick from the Canadians in the 2010 draft.

With the signing, General Manager Bob Gainey says he's done waiting for Sundin. He said he was not confident he would have Sundin in a uniform before training camp. (see: Jenn says get to training camp you lazy oaf.)

Overall i think this is a good pickup, I have lofty dreams of the magic from days gone by when Lang and Alexei Kovalev played in Pittsburgh. Of course there's the distinct possibility that the two will combine to create some sort of super-euro, ten times more lazy than the lazy Kovalev of two years ago. But let's keep the good thoughts for now... at least until about October 10 when everyone starts complaining about how bad their team is doing. (see opposite: Leafs win one game! Will win Stanley Cup!)

The Canadiens also signed Patrice Brisebois to a one-year deal. It's all coming together nicely. And now Sundin is someone else's problem

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