Despite the chatter about what free agents the Habs have in their crosshairs, I'd like to interject and remind the fan base that historically (i.e. the last 5 years at least) the Canadiens have not been key players in free agency and until they do something to make me think otherwise, I'm not holding out hope that this is the year they acquire a big name to be the face of the franchise. Dont get me wrong, either way I will will live and die with the bleu, blanc et rouge until the very end of the 07-08 season, but I'm just not going to follow the rumours too closely until I see somebody like Marleau or Briere or Gomez, etc. in a Habs sweater.
Not signing big money free agents has allowed the Habs to develop a wealth of talent, some currently playing, some making a name for themselves next year, but somebody that exudes championship caliber leadership (no offense to Saku) and talent would be welcomed for support.