Diaz agent: He's NHL ready after turning pro at 16!
The agent for Raphael Diaz predicts the 25-year old Swiss defenseman with a Spanish father will quickly become a fan favorite in Montreal.
Gerald Metroz should know. He told me the same thing about Cristobal Huet.
Metroz, a European super-agent, helped cut the deal with the Canadiens in tandem with Don Meehan, who can move on to the Yemelin issue, not to mention Markov or Kostitsyn.
Metroz says the Habs' offer survived strong interest from the Rangers, Steve Yzerman's Tampa Bay Lightning, and a fresh challenge in the final hours from the Dallas Stars.
Metroz in a CJAD exclusive interview says Diaz won assurances he'd like Montreal from his Zug teammates Paul DiPietro and Glen Metropolit.