From Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette:
Sundin talks continuing: The negotiations between the Canadiens and Mats Sundin are becoming as tiresome as a Russian novel. The latest news is Gainey emailed Sundin yesterday and the two will talk during the weekend.
There are continuing reports the New York Rangers are waiting for Tuesday to offer Sundin a contract, but their interest might wane if Jaromir Jagr sticks around. He has been offered megabucks by the new league in Russia, but the Rangers, who seemed anxious to dump his contract last season, have a renewed interest in his services.
Read more about the Habs’ off-season plans here.
The more I read, the more it looks like Sundin will wait until July 1st to guage how much interest there really is in his services. I wouldn’t count out the Habs if July 1st hits, however, their chances of signing him are probably not very high at this point in time.