CHICAGO -- Got a chance to catch up with former Sabre Steve Montador yesterday and he's enjoying his time in The Windy City. Who wouldn't with a four-year, $11 million contract?
Montador had a good run in Buffalo but his play fell off last season and he was actually scratched in Game Seven of the playoff series against Philadelphia.
"I've moved on," said Montador. "I enjoyed my time there, made good friends who I stay in contact with but the reality is I'm a blackhawk now and I'm very happy to be here.
Montador was a good guy to have in the locker room, an erudite fellow who did charity work in places like Africa and could be a good cutup too. A video Comcast sports put up last week with Montador and Hawks analyst Sarah Kustok has gone viral after an amorous fan went all Joe Namath/Suzy Kolber on her on live television. Check it out.
"Don't get me started on that. That was more for fun there," Montador said with a laugh. "Personally, I think Comcast kind of sold out their employee a little bit there. But she's fine with it. I'm fine with it. At the same time, they're trying to sell some air time and web time. Good for them I guess."
Cheap Plug Alert: Read more from Montador in my Sabres notebook in Thursday's Buffalo News.