According to reports surfacing at TSN, Mathieu Dandenault has followed Steve Begin’s lead and requested a trade from Bob Gainey. According to these reports, Gainey has agreed to oblige.
While I’m all for dumping some salary in the hopes of picking up a big centre before March 4, I don’t want it to be Dandenault! From my point of view he’s been playing hard and well all season when given the chance and he is simply tired of being replaced in the lineup by the likes of Laraque or some of the Hamilton crew. I personally think Dandy has alot to offer and would love to see him stay; I’d like to see Ollie Jokinen in the bleu, blanc et rouge first, though.
Cheers Dandy, thanks for the efforts as a Canadien and good luck with wherever you end up!
UPDATE: Dandenault spoke to the media immediately following this report and says, very clearly, that he does not wish to leave Montreal. Good to hear! TSN needs to check their sources