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11-06-2013, 06:29 AM
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Markov has dropped Meehan, is he preparing to go back to Motherland ?

Just curius about your opinions on this matter. A while back I was thinking about Markov's next contract. I think the Habs are caught between a rock and a hard place right now.
Markov playing his best hockey in ages presently. But is it worth the risk to sign him on a long term deal ?, would rather sign him on a 2-3 year deal at the most.
But there is no way that Markov would agree to that.
We trade him at the deadline if we're out of the playoff picture ?
Markov without a contract is less attractive, therefore would bring in less a good trade deal.
Markov with a long term contract is also not very attractive to other teams.
What I'm afraid is going to happen, is Markov playing out is present contract, and fly away to the KHL next season.
I think no NHL team is willing to put up the kind of money that the KHL would be willing to extend for one of it's proudest sons.

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Just curius about your opinions on this matter. A while back I was thinking about Markov's next contract. I think the Habs are caught between a rock and a hard place right now.
Markov playing his best hockey in ages presently. But is it worth the risk to sign him on a long term deal ?, would rather sign him on a 2-3 year deal at the most.
But there is no way that Markov would agree to that.
We trade him at the deadline if we're out of the playoff picture ?
Markov without a contract is less attractive, therefore would bring in less a good trade deal.
Markov with a long term contract is also not very attractive to other teams.
What I'm afraid is going to happen, is Markov playing out is present contract, and fly away to the KHL next season.
I think no NHL team is willing to put up the kind of money that the KHL would be willing to extend for one of it's proudest sons.
Maybe he figures he'll negotiate with the habs himself and is prepared to accept less. And the fact he has no agent will allow him to save on the 10 percent fee that would normally go to the agent.

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4 years @ 5.75m, he has to retire as a hab

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11-06-2013, 06:42 AM
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He's as good as gone, imuo.

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11-06-2013, 07:04 AM
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4 years @ 5.75m, he has to retire as a hab
That would mean PK gone I believe.

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That would mean PK gone I believe.
He can't leave. I wouldn't put it past our awful GM to trade him for some crap package though.

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11-06-2013, 07:05 AM
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No agent, he can give a 10% discount to stay in Montreal and loose nothing.

With the cap going up, we can sign them both, Subban and Markov.

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11-06-2013, 07:15 AM
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He can't leave. I wouldn't put it past our awful GM to trade him for some crap package though.
Wait... Are you honestly saying that you wouldn't be surprised if MB traded Subban?....

I don't understand the need of some people on this board to discredit everything and everyone on the Habs management team.. Are you REALLY saying that MB would consider trading Subban for a crap package? Really?...

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11-06-2013, 07:20 AM
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Wait... Are you honestly saying that you wouldn't be surprised if MB traded Subban?....

I don't understand the need of some people on this board to discredit everything and everyone on the Habs management team.. Are you REALLY saying that MB would consider trading Subban for a crap package? Really?...
I'm saying I wouldn't be surprised if MB traded him for a bad package, not that I think he will. Also, if our GM actually showed a pattern of competence I would be surprised. He's pretty much botched everything he's had to do as GM so far.

Anyways, my point was Subban is stuck here so we don't have to worry about him right away if we don't want to.

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That would mean PK gone I believe.
Don't see the connection? Habs can easily afford to pay them $15M combined. If it came to that. There is oodles of cap room.

I also don't know how we read anything either way into Markov dropping Meehan. He's a top agent. It's not like he was going to campaign for Markov getting less money or taking discounts. Maybe it's a better sign if anything that Markov just wants to stay?

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if markov re-signs, look for gorges to go at the deadline if the team is healthy..diaz will be much cheaper, and gorges price is too steep.

Subban
Markov
Emelin

Diaz
Tinordi/beaulieu/pateryn

We're missing a stay at home top 4 guy, who can clear the crease to play with subban.

It'll go back to:

Markov Emelin
Gorges Subban
murray/tinordi/bouillon Diaz


I think, at least hope, why the d has been all screwy lately.

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11-06-2013, 07:42 AM
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I hope Markov stays a few years longer with the same deal he has, maybe a little less, or more years with some sort if hand-shake retirement deal which has been done before in the league. At some point I'm sure he'll stay with the team on the coaching side of things. I'm sure Markov will take into consideration that he made almost 6 million dollars a year for 3 seasons without playing a game, or at least I hope he does.

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if markov re-signs, look for gorges to go at the deadline if the team is healthy..diaz will be much cheaper, and gorges price is too steep.
Again, there's no need for any of this. Nobody has to go anywhere. Habs can afford Markov at $6M, Subban at $8M, and Diaz probably deserves as much as Emelin. The Habs can afford them all. And still have almost $10M of cap room left to pursue a bigger forward on the free agent market.

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FWIW

François Gagnon said on RDS last night that Markov will go for the money. Whether it is in the NHL or in the KHL, he is all about the money.

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Again, there's no need for any of this. Nobody has to go anywhere. Habs can afford Markov at $6M, Subban at $8M, and Diaz probably deserves as much as Emelin. The Habs can afford them all. And still have almost $10M of cap room left to pursue a bigger forward on the free agent market.
really?

can you quickly explain the cap situation? or post a line-up someone made with the cap?

I'm slightly confused, because I love gorges. There seems to be a lot of guys getting paid upwards of 4 million on the team.

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François Gagnon said on RDS last night that Markov will go for the money. Whether it is in the NHL or in the KHL, he is all about the money.
maybe he goes to the caps to play with his boy ovy...

deadly pp.

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François Gagnon said on RDS last night that Markov will go for the money. Whether it is in the NHL or in the KHL, he is all about the money.
i'll generally defend Gagnon but I think he's wrong about Markov. Markov is more of a Québecois than many "pure laine" IMO

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really?

can you quickly explain the cap situation? or post a line-up someone made with the cap?

I'm slightly confused, because I love gorges. There seems to be a lot of guys getting paid upwards of 4 million on the team.

http://www.capgeek.com/canadiens

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I love Markov but 5,75 per for four years? that's too much. I pass.

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Again, there's no need for any of this. Nobody has to go anywhere. Habs can afford Markov at $6M, Subban at $8M, and Diaz probably deserves as much as Emelin. The Habs can afford them all. And still have almost $10M of cap room left to pursue a bigger forward on the free agent market.
dont forget Eller will want a big raise and plugging all the holes with all the UFAs leaving

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Maybe he figures he'll negotiate with the habs himself and is prepared to accept less. And the fact he has no agent will allow him to save on the 10 percent fee that would normally go to the agent.
The days of 10 percent commissions are long gone. Less than half that typically.

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IN his 12 NHL seasons, Markov never went past the 2nd round. He might be coming around that phase of his career where he'd rather try his luck somewhere he won't be a #1 or #2 but have a better shot at the Cup.

Or he might be thinking that Meehan was too busy with PK's contract and was neglecting him. Or offering him a strategy he didn't like (whatever it is).

Marc Denis was saying during the game that Markov was looking for a long-term contract wherever the money was good and there would be no hometown discount for the Habs. Rather disheartening because some GM will most def offer 4 yrs @ close to 5.5/6 for a D that can run a PP. Just look at Streit.

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I love Markov but 5,75 per for four years? that's too much. I pass.
He's going to get at least that. Good investment.

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Pretty sure Markov will look to stay in Montreal since he loves the city.

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