Thursday 10 July 2014

Guess where PK Subban is on the eve of huge contract signing?

When will the Montreal Canadiens lock in their franchise player PK Subban with a new contract? I expect it to be soon and at close to $9 million a season for eight years.

PK is obviously not  worried. He will let his agent conclude all of the details with Habs GM Marc Bergevin. In fact, I have learned that the outstanding defenceman and King of Charisma is with his friend and mentor Joel Leonoff in the French Riviera. While in Monaco, PK and "The Joel" spent some time  with legendary basketball player Earvin "Magic" Johnson.
Joel Leonoff, Magic Johnson and PK Subban in Monaco
Leonoff, whom I played against many years ago in the Côte Saint-Luc Slo Pitch Association, is a fantastic role model for PK. He is the chief executive of online money transfer company Optimal Payments, which has a market value of more than $1 billion.  Last week Leonoff announced that Optimal would buy two U.S.-based online payment firms for $225 million to expand its operations in North America, sending its shares up as much as nine percent.

Tuesday 8 July 2014

Stefano Momesso gets a look at Habs prospects camp

Will another Momesso wear the jersey of the Montreal Canadiens one day?

Stefano Momesso, a rugged forward, is the son of Sergio Momesso who played for the Habs, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers.  He is now the colour commentator on Canadiens radio broadcasts.

Stefano has been invited to the Habs' development camp this week in Brossard and given the number 52, previously worn by Mathieu Darche. He is six foot three, 205 pounds. Last season he led Smith Falls Bears of the Junior A Ontario League in scoring with 26 goals and  72 points He also had four goals and seven assists in 16 playoff games.  He also accepted an invitation to the Vancouver development camp. Stefano's cousin is Marco Scandella, now a star defenceman for the Minnesota Wild.

Stefano Momesso and cousin Marco Scandella.
Here is an interview he did today, broadcast on Habs TV. He explained why he went to the Ontario League in order to try and get an NCAA scholarship.

Sergio Momesso was the  ideal player for any team. He could score and never shied away from dropping his gloves. Stefano did not record a high amount of penalty minutes.

Below take a look at Sergio battling it with Mark Tinordi, the dad of Habs defenceman Jarred Tinordi.