Northeast Division: Habs might still seek center

Gainey

Gainey

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The Montreal Canadiens’ roster seems set, but that doesn’t mean general manager Bob Gainey won’t still make a play for a big-time center between now and the start of the season. The obvious implication here is that if the Habs get involved in a deal involving San Jose and Ottawa for Dany Heatley, Montreal would end up with Patrick Marleau.

•Speaking of Heatley, after a long weekend in Canada nothing has changed on the trade front. This is quickly becoming Canada’s version of “Michael Jackson is still dead.”

•Toronto is going to hire Dallas Eakins to coach its Marlies AHL affiliate.

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