Re-signing Josh Gorges (All Gorges contract talk here)
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11-27-2011, 12:10 PM
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Instead of discussing it in the thread from this past summer, let's keep the discussion to this new thread.
He has $38 million committed to only 10 players for the 2012-13 NHL season
. If the cap remains the same, he will have $26 million available for at least 10 players.
Filling in the gaps doesn’t seem like an insurmountable task until you consider that the list of restricted free agents includes goaltender Carey Price and defenceman P. K. Subban, and the only defencemen signed beyond this coming season are Andrei Markov and Yannick Weber.
Canadiens also have Alexei Yemelin and Lars Eller coming off entry-level deals, and they could be in line for raises if they play well.
That $3 million a season for Gorges might still fit into the Canadiens’ budget,
but the gamble for Gorges and the Canadiens is based on his performance. He’s looking for a big — and healthy — season to justify his request for a long-term deal.
The potential problem for the Canadiens is that Gorges plays well enough that another team makes him an offer he can’t refuse, no matter how much he loves Montreal.
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