So there was a fascinating story in la Presse this morning. Basically, for those of you who don't read French, it says that Danny Brière would be a Hab, but Gainey would not promise him he would play on the first line with Higgins and Ryder. Gainey insisted that Saku would remain the team's first line center. Brière went to Philly where they said he could play with who he wants.
There are so many questions here we don't even know where to start. 1 - is this true? 2 - is this just a case of la Presse stirring up shit? 3 - if this is true, why on Earth would Gainey say that? 4 - if Gainey had just asked Saku to move, wouldn't he have said yes? 5 - if Gainey knew Saku would have said no, doesn't that mean that Saku has a real problem with Kovy and can't play with him? (this is HF33's theory that we discussed at lunch today)
Look, you don't break up the Punch line, or Shutt-Lemaire-Lafleur, or a fine blonde-brunette-redhead combo like you see above. But Koivu-Ryder-Higgins ain't any of those. This is a real head-scratcher.