If you build it, they will come. Screech!!!!
Hold it. Let’s try that again. If someone else builds it, the Habs will take what you can’t afford, so one day they can say that famous quote from Field Of Dreams. Alas, this is not a time for dreams in Habs Land. This is a time for dreams in years to come.
The General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens gets it. He understands that if a UFA doesn’t want to come to Montreal for whatever reason, then he can use all of that unused money to take on salary dumps of teams who are building their dreams now, and then he can use all of those assets acquired by building his own dream for the future.
It is brilliant. It is about time. It is time.