Gionta talking to other teams while still negotiating with Habs

According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN and TSN the Montreal Canadiens are still in discussions with captain Brian Gionta while Gionta’s agent is fielding interviews with other teams.

“Talks are ongoing between the Montreal Canadiens and captain Brian Gionta. Agent Brian Bartlett said Wednesday he was “cautiously optimistic” something could get done with the Habs,”

“Bartlett also said other teams had already called to inquire about Gionta once the window opened Wednesday.”

Potential teams that could be interested in Gionta’s services are the New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres according to sources. There has also been rumors floating around that the Montreal Canadiens would like to get Gionta signed to a one-year deal at around $2.5-3 million while Gionta is looking for at least three-years at around $3.5 million per season.