Finally!! We finally have gotten through the Sundin storm and have moved on to bigger and better things...
As much as I would have enjoyed having Sundin, I think that Lang is a perfect addition to the team at a little bit cheaper of a price (he makes about $4 million according to sportsnet.ca). He's got a big body, is the centerman we've been looking for, plus has that experience with Kovalev, and as we've seen in the past few years (though last year was an exception) it's sometimes tough to find players who have the talent to support Kovy. Plus he's played for a long time, so hopefully will have that veteran presence in the dressing room, among many of our young guys.
Second, Brisebois's back, which I'll admit, I'm really happy about. I remember last year attending the home opener and being terrified that he'd be booed, but we ended up giving him a standing ovation... he had a great season, and I think that all the players like him, and will happy to have him back. He really fought the controversy well, and deserves a spot on the team.
I think we have an awesome team this year, and that for the first time in a long time, we've filled all the gaps that we've had. We have a really solid offense, an equally solid defense, and 2 awesome young goalies who have unlimited potential. I think that they are the only question mark on the team... if Price & Halak play well, the team will go extremely far, but if for some reason they don't, then we'll have an uphill climb. But odds are, they'll push each other to do well, and our team will hopefully have a successful year!
Training camp in a week, and rookie camp in 2 days. This year is starting to look quite exciting!
Go Habs Go!