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Habsfan18 11-26-2009 02:47 PM

Andrei Markov's next contract?
 
Still a little early, but I'm already thinking about Markov's next contract. Next season will be the last on his 4-year deal, and that contract is looking like a bargain.

If he continues playing like an elite d-man, I can easily see him getting 7 million per season.

I would definitely extend him for another 4 years..but I wonder if it'll be hard to lock him up, considering Cammalleri, Gomez and Gionta are all making big bucks. Not to mention Price will need a new deal.

Hamrlik's contract will be up at the same time, so that will save some cash. Even if we do re-sign Hammer, it more than likely won't be at the same amount he's making now. And if you have to choose between them, we all know who the obvious choice is. Plekanec obviously needs to be locked up as well.

Anyways, losing Markov is a scary thought. He seems to love playing in Montreal, so I'm going to stay optimistic that something will get worked out.

OneSharpMarble 11-26-2009 02:51 PM

Markov walking is completely unacceptable, I really don't care which of the big 3 (Gomez, Gionta, Hamrlik) has to go to make room. Markov is the top priority, he goes Gainey better pack his **** up.

m00ks 11-26-2009 02:52 PM

Lock this guy up for life.

Poulet Kostopoulos 11-26-2009 02:54 PM

Be careful not the overpay him. You know Habs fans... :shakehead

Sandvich 11-26-2009 02:54 PM

Andrei Markov deserve to have his number retired

This guy is the real deal

Markov for Captain !

Analyzer 11-26-2009 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OneSharpMarble (Post 22326083)
Markov walking is completely unacceptable, I really don't care which of the big 3 (Gomez, Gionta, Hamrlik) has to go to make room. Markov is the top priority, he goes Gainey better pack his **** up.

Either Hamrlik will retire, or go else where, or Gomez will be traded.

alexstream 11-26-2009 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ks (Post 22326092)
Lock this guy up for life.

knowing markov, he will likely ask for that.
IMO, he won't ask for a shocking raise and will agree to sign for another 4-5-6 years.

something like 6.5 x 4

Talent Analyst 11-26-2009 02:57 PM

For myself, Gainey has three big decision to made. First is Plekanec, UFA at July first, Carey Price, RFA at July first and Andrei Markov, UFA next year. With salary cap and everything, it will be important for Bob Gainey to sign early those players.

7 years / 46.5 millions for Markov? 8,8,8,7,6,5,4.5

FlyingKostitsyn 11-26-2009 02:59 PM

Long term, cap friendly contract.

Something like Pronger got, lock him up till he's like 45.

Fish on The Sand 11-26-2009 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Talent Analyst (Post 22326150)
For myself, Gainey has three big decision to made. First is Plekanec, UFA at July first, Carey Price, RFA at July first and Andrei Markov, UFA next year. With salary cap and everything, it will be important for Bob Gainey to sign early those players.

7 years / 46.5 millions for Markov? 8,8,8,7,6,5,4.5

I would go longer, make it a 9 year deal. He will be 32 when his contract expires so take him right through his 41 year old season.

AH 11-26-2009 03:09 PM

Let's wait until we are sure the injury does not affect him long term.

LyricalLyricist 11-26-2009 03:09 PM

7 years 40 mil.

that's 5.7 a year till he's 39.

Fish on The Sand 11-26-2009 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AH (Post 22326273)
Let's wait until we are sure the injury does not affect him long term.

we can't re-sign him until July 1st anyways.

TheCH* 11-26-2009 03:25 PM

Markov is like Lidstrom in that he just keeps on getting better with age. And also like Lidstrom our MVP will be the highest paid player on the team. 7.5/year.

LyricalLyricist 11-26-2009 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheCH (Post 22326442)
Markov is like Lidstrom in that he just keeps on getting better with age. And also like Lidstrom our MVP will be the highest paid player on the team. 7.5/year.

way way too high. he's not lidstrom.

TheCH* 11-26-2009 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist (Post 22326456)
way way too high. he's not lidstrom.

He is Markov.

Habs 4 Life 11-26-2009 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OneSharpMarble (Post 22326083)
Markov walking is completely unacceptable, I really don't care which of the big 3 (Gomez, Gionta, Hamrlik) has to go to make room. Markov is the top priority, he goes Gainey better pack his **** up.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Analyzer (Post 22326121)
Either Hamrlik will retire, or go else where, or Gomez will be traded.

Hamrlik and the 5.5 million are also coming off the books next year.

After next season,Laraque,Gill,Markov and Hamrlik are UFA.Pretty safe to say both Laraque and Gill aren't coming back,that would be almost 4 millions of savings.

Money will be there for Markov to stay,that's if he wants to anyways.

FlyingKostitsyn 11-26-2009 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist (Post 22326275)
7 years 40 mil.

that's 5.7 a year till he's 39.

That would be greaaaaaat :nod:

habdynasty 11-26-2009 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist (Post 22326456)
way way too high. he's not lidstrom.

no one in the league compares to Lidstrom

FlyingKostitsyn 11-26-2009 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist (Post 22326456)
way way too high. he's not lidstrom.

Lidstrom, if he were 30 like Markov and signed a new contract this year would likely get way more than 7.5 million.

Magic33 11-26-2009 03:49 PM

Give the man what he wants.

7th Player 11-26-2009 03:54 PM

Why cant we cheat the CBA too?

I say an 10 year deal

7 *6
3.5*2
1.75*1
0.875*1

Average cap hit of..... 5.1625

ReVeuF 11-26-2009 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OneSharpMarble (Post 22326083)
Markov walking is completely unacceptable, I really don't care which of the big 3 (Gomez, Gionta, Hamrlik) has to go to make room. Markov is the top priority, he goes Gainey better pack his **** up.

I approve !!! :nod:

Nails Jenkins 11-26-2009 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheCH (Post 22326442)
Markov is like Lidstrom in that he just keeps on getting better with age. And also like Lidstrom our MVP will be the highest paid player on the team. 7.5/year.

This comment would be relevant if Markov was no longer in what is considered his "prime." At (almost) 31 yrs old players should be reaching their peak. We'll see what happens when his physical skills begin their decline.

Way to compare him to a top 10 all-time defenseman. I didn't realize he was a lock for the HHOF. Congrats Andrei!

However you're correct in saying that he should be our top paid player and all future contracts should fall into line behind him, with the notable exception of Mr. Gomez.

beowulf 11-26-2009 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fish on The Sand (Post 22326197)
I would go longer, make it a 9 year deal. He will be 32 when his contract expires so take him right through his 41 year old season.

Exactly, if Chicago, Philly etc can play the collective agreement why not us? Sign him for a long term deal that will pay him $6-7M for the first 5-6 seasons and then slowly bring it down within the rules to bring the cap hit to under $5M if possible.


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