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by The Upper Canadien on 07/02/13 at 08:19 PM ET
So the Habs came up short on Vinny. The sweepstakes are over. Now, news that they are after Daniel Briere, who many see as a consolation prize. My prediction? He doesn't sign in Montreal either. Jagr? Nope. Why? Because for Montreal, the old adage is true: always a bridesmaid, never a bride...
...except if you count the acquisition of Christian Thomas from the Rangers earlier today for Danny Kristo, who's had many an off ice issue. Thomas is a former second round pick, with lots of offensive potential, and the hockey genes (son of Steve "Stumpy" Thomas), but perhaps a little on the small side.
Oh well Montreal, you can dream. But no Vinny for you.
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