Markov wants to stay in Montreal and wants one more contract
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11-14-2013, 01:44 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
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trade him and get the best you can for him to a contender
why are we even considering an extension in the 3 year range when we are not winning anything ?
no issue with the player but its time to move on like it was time for Iggy to move on
moving forward , Gorges , PK , Emelin , Tinordi , Peteryn , and Nathan should be our 6 and depth fillers can be found anywhere
we need a fresh start on the backend , I have no issue if we were a legit contender with a title shot in 3 years , but we are still a middle of the pack team
turn Markov into more assets like you did Rivet
Calgary was in clear rebuild mode and moving iginla and bouwmeester made perfect sense at the time due to their lack of young nhl ready talent. the habs do not have that problem.
Also, that D looks pretty speculative when only three of the dmen you mentioned are playing consistently at the NHL level. You don't think there's room for a veteran puck moving PP QB in that rotation? Seems like there's enough physicality there that a guy like Markov would be exactly what the doctor ordered. It would give Bealieu a chance to learn how to PP a QB before being thrust into the main role.
Lastly, how can you state with such confidence that the Habs won't be a contender in the next three years? Just because they are struggling this year (as most people thought they might) doesn't mean there isn't alot of optimism for the future. Briere, Parros, Bouillon, Gionta, and Murray will all likely be off the team within the next two years. The EGG line will all be entering their prime years. Subban should likely be locked into a long term deal. Price has looked stellar so far this season. The Habs aren't Calgary, in that there is alot of young NHL level talent to be excited about here.
Basically, three years is alot of time as far as pro sports go. I'd say there's as good a chance that the habs emerge as legit contenders over the next few years as there is a chance we suck.
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