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11-14-2010, 10:25 AM
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Sorry...the Habs have way more class than that. Andrei Markov has been a loyal member of the Montreal Canadiens organization for a long time, not only is he their best player but when he was injured, he worked EXTREMELY hard to get back to the lineup because he's so dedicated to the Habs cause.

I FULLY expect the Habs are going to show him the same loyalty when it's time to negotiate a new deal, he'll likely get less money than he would have, but I fully expect the Habs and Markov to reach a new long term deal at some point.
You mean the same Habs that gave Plekanec a 1 year deal, Price a 2 year deal? Different circumstances but regardless.

Business is business, class has nothing to do with this. I'm not discounting Markov's work ethic to get back into the line up. I LOVE Andrei Markov so don't try and make it seem like I don't want him back.

If he can't play minimum 65-70 games a year we are going to have to find another Top 4 defenseman who can log 22+ minutes a game. This is a fact.

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