Problem with giving Price an extention is that I really don't think Carey would be interested in negociating now. He had a bad season, his value is lower. He'll wait, that's for sure. Gainey will have to negociate either during the season or right after we win the cup (or get eliminated ). He can't let him go as a RFA after July 1st because with our cap situation, a team could go all in and we wouldn't be able to match the offer...
Price doesn't seem to be a guy who would like to spend the rest of his carreer in Montreal. Watch him fly away as soon as he can become UFA !
I always find it funny how people cannot move on...
Yeah, he said that, but does anyone realize that "the little girl" still managed to score 9 points in 12 games that year? That's as many as Pavel Datsyuk had this year!
It's also more than Datsyuk had in his first 25 games despite playing with much better players.
What's more shocking is that we never seem to learn from our mistakes...
Berate player when he doesn't live up to impossible expectations
Demand that player be traded
Wine like baby when player does well somewhere else
Could we simply just give him a chance to bounce back from ONE (yes 1) bad season?
Pleks going to arbitration was probably just to assure he will get a 1 way contract. How much could a 26 year old with 4 years of experience and a carrer ppg that amounts to fewer than 50 points a season possibly get? I'm guessing 2 million tops.