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Vsevolod Bobrov 10-09-2011 07:13 PM

We MUST sign Price ASAP
 
Face it, Price is almost the lone reason the habs are decently competitive (by that, I mean we got hopes of more than 1 playoff series, competing with cup champions, etc). He's on the last year of his 2.75M deal and PG doesn't have the dumb Gainey policy of not signing players until July 1st.

Now, one thing that stresses me is does he want to sign here long term ? The montreal fanbase did treat him like **** on a number of occasions (2009 playoffs w/ the Roy thing, Halak trade, etc). I just hope he's the kind of guy who gets past that stuff and he still likes it here.

Given that he is our franchise player, money/term have basically no conditions. To me he is already a top5 goalie worth Lundqvist/Bryzgalov money. 6M+ 7M+ whatever give it to him. Sign for as long as you can. Sign him 20 years if the league would allow it.

Inking him right now at the beginning of the season would demonstrate the tremendous confidence management (hopefully) has in him and give him additionnal security incencitives, allow him to focus more on his play. As the season progresses, his monetary value will only keep growing if anything. Also the management will be fully aware the future is based on him, then they can get big tough guys so other teams will stop crashing at him :shakehead

Do it PG. Everyday additional day you haven't signed him you've done your job poorly to me.

wedge 10-09-2011 07:16 PM

I'd give him almost everything he wants. long term, lot of money. 10 years, 60 millions.

people thinking he'll sign for 5 millions or less are dreaming. It won't happen. He's one of the top goaltenders in the league. He knows it, and his agent knows it even more.

Thinkbig 10-09-2011 07:18 PM

I agree. Im tired of overpaying ****** UFA veterans 5-7 million $ at the end of their career. It s time to sign our best prospect long time and not ufas. lets start with Carey and then proceed on signing Subban as well.

OpenIceHit 10-09-2011 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thinkbig (Post 37700671)
I agree. Im tired of overpaying ****** UFA veterans 5-7 million $ at the end of their career. It s time to sign our best prospect long time and not ufas. lets start with Carey and then proceed on signing Subban as well.

Sign them both to 8 - 10 year contract in the 6M range.

Sandvich 10-09-2011 07:32 PM

But what about Halak ?!

wedge 10-09-2011 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OpenIceHit (Post 37700887)
Sign them both to 8 - 10 year contract in the 6M range.

Subban doesn't deserve 6 millions. Myers got 5.5. Subban deserves less than Subban. 4.5-5 seems better.

OpenIceHit 10-09-2011 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wedge (Post 37701279)
Subban doesn't deserve 6 millions. Myers got 5.5. Subban deserves less than Subban. 4.5-5 seems better.

At least 5M if you sign him now. Around 6M if he has his best season (or equal) this year and you wait at the end of the season to sign him.

googlymoogly 10-09-2011 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wedge (Post 37701279)
Subban doesn't deserve 6 millions. Myers got 5.5. Subban deserves less than Subban. 4.5-5 seems better.

Subban hasn't even looked that good. Weber looks better right now.

neofury* 10-09-2011 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wedge (Post 37701279)
Subban doesn't deserve 6 millions. Myers got 5.5. Subban deserves less than Subban. 4.5-5 seems better.

He deserves less than himself? Perplexing proposal bro.

pine 10-09-2011 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sandvich (Post 37701239)
But what about Halak ?!

Yeah,

sign Price long term.
trade for Halak.
Stick him in Hamilton.

Vsevolod Bobrov 10-09-2011 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sandvich (Post 37701239)
But what about Halak ?!

If PG trades Price instead of Halak, the franchise is set back 5 years.

The Kremelin Wall* 10-09-2011 07:47 PM

15 year deal. Take him right to retirement.

Jack DiBiase 10-09-2011 07:54 PM

Like none of you would have forgotten, we are paying Scott Gomez 7.3 million. Anything under 9 million for Price and I'm happy. And 10+ years please.

LeMAD 10-09-2011 07:59 PM

No long term contracts please, 5-6 years max.

Things rarely go as planned in the NHL, and it's even more the case in Montreal, for a goaltender.

One Man Rock Band 10-09-2011 08:09 PM

20 years? I hope you're joking. 8 years, $50M around more then fair.

Souvenirs 10-09-2011 08:14 PM

Remember the good old days when people *****ed about Price's contract because he apparently wasn't worth more than 800k? :laugh:

habitue* 10-09-2011 08:20 PM

I would re-sign Price, Subban AND Gorges a.s.a.p.

Gorges was trhe key cog of this defence today against the Jets.

Vsevolod Bobrov 10-09-2011 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LeMAD (Post 37702319)
No long term contracts please, 5-6 years max.

Things rarely go as planned in the NHL, and it's even more the case in Montreal, for a goaltender.

I hope not. To me 5 years or less means he does want the big money but gtfo ufa after it :(

Quote:

Originally Posted by natey2k4 (Post 37702683)
20 years? I hope you're joking. 8 years, $50M around more then fair.

No, I don't really want to sign him until he's 45 years old. Sign him for 15 years, then maybe a few smaller years like Brodeur. Then he retires HHOF bound with multiple cups and he can become habs President.

TD74 10-09-2011 08:29 PM

He is RFA, so MTL has the upper hand. However, i believe that he might have arbitration rights.....have to check.

Dont forget that mtl offered him 5 years and Carey insisted on only 2years.....,,you can draw your own conclusions.

Vsevolod Bobrov 10-09-2011 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TD74 (Post 37703501)
He is RFA, so MTL has the upper hand. However, i believe that he might have arbitration rights.....have to check.

Dont forget that mtl offered him 5 years and Carey insisted on only 2years.....,,you can draw your own conclusions.

If he wanted to leave as fast as he could, 5 years was a good term, that would have brought him to UFA after it.

The conclusion I draw from this is that Price was aware he wasn't worth a lot at the moment and wanted to sign for more next time.

Westcoasthabsfan 10-09-2011 08:39 PM

This will happen all in good time

RE-HABS 10-09-2011 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vsevolod Bobrov (Post 37700481)
Face it, Price is almost the lone reason the habs are decently competitive (by that, I mean we got hopes of more than 1 playoff series, competing with cup champions, etc). He's on the last year of his 2.75M deal and PG doesn't have the dumb Gainey policy of not signing players until July 1st.

Now, one thing that stresses me is does he want to sign here long term ? The montreal fanbase did treat him like **** on a number of occasions (2009 playoffs w/ the Roy thing, Halak trade, etc). I just hope he's the kind of guy who gets past that stuff and he still likes it here.

Given that he is our franchise player, money/term have basically no conditions. To me he is already a top5 goalie worth Lundqvist/Bryzgalov money. 6M+ 7M+ whatever give it to him. Sign for as long as you can. Sign him 20 years if the league would allow it.

Inking him right now at the beginning of the season would demonstrate the tremendous confidence management (hopefully) has in him and give him additionnal security incencitives, allow him to focus more on his play. As the season progresses, his monetary value will only keep growing if anything. Also the management will be fully aware the future is based on him, then they can get big tough guys so other teams will stop crashing at him :shakehead

Do it PG. Everyday additional day you haven't signed him you've done your job poorly to me.

He is a RFA, so no worries we can match any offer if it ever went that far.

PG dosen't have the same philosophy of what Gainey had, he will talk contract during the season. I think it is in PG mind frame that he wants to sign Price, Subban and Gorges all to multi-year long term deals. Don't be surprised to see all three of those deals announced together during the season.

Vsevolod Bobrov 10-09-2011 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RE-HABS (Post 37704113)
He is a RFA, so no worries we can match any offer if it ever went that far.

All about duration. If negotiations carry on to this summer, I see the chances of him signing longterm reducing. I want to witness 10+ years of a prime kickass goalie, not 5.

Miller Time 10-09-2011 08:57 PM

Obvious to all... Except the people in charge :(

shutehinside 10-09-2011 08:58 PM

With the CBA expiring I doubt that Price gets a contract until it's resolved.


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