Just heard per Tony Marinaro/Team 990 that PG approached the Markov camp today with a 1yr contract. Donny Meehan countered with a 3yr deal. No solid details on the value but Tony said its around the same as his current contract (5.75).
The Canadiens want Markov back and he wants to be back. Something should get signed soon!
That's what I was thinking. No way do we sign him for more than 1 yr,unless he plays X amount of games (70 imo),then an option kicks in with a higher salary.Enough of overpaying these players. If he doesn't come back to where he was,cut him.
RDS with the same source, isn't kinda risky to offer 5.75 for 3 yrs without knowing if his knee can hold that long?
At 5.75 there can't really be much risk if his knee doesn't
hold up. S o we should sigh him for as long as possible at that
price. After all, the worst case scenerio is we are forced to buy
him out. This would cost a little less than 2.00 in cap space
per year.Even this risk is avoided with a very front loaded
contract. Because that would encourage him to retire if he
can't play effectively.
The only real risk is in sighing him to only one year. Then
the team takes the risk during his comeback year, but is stuck
trying to resign him if he is really successful
at least 3 years please , I don't even want to think about Markov contracts anymore , so just get it done and my mind will be in peace.
Even if the worst happens and he plays 20 games a season , the risk was worth it , because Markov is worth it if healthy , it's gamble , a good one , unlinke the gamle taken on the small 3 that start to see the downside and that it's -ev