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Before we get started, we know what you're thinking: "How could I ever not hate P.K Subban? I couldn't stand him when he played against the Pens." Two words: Darius Kasparaitis.
This could be the biggest story in the NHL off the ice right now: P.K. Subban and his contract negotiation with the Habs.
Great read here from Adam Getz:
There aren't many defensemen in the NHL as skilled as Subban or as productive at this age. Why the Canadiens are so determined to low-ball their top defenseman (well, I suppose that could be up for some level of debate as long as Andrei Markov stays healthy) and keep him on the sidelines is a mystery.
Mirtle also chimes in with this:
Some team could offer sheet Subban up to $5.04-million AAV and only give up two picks: 1st and 3rd. If it's a late first, why not?
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) January 26, 2013
You have to wonder when an offer sheet or trade could be coming. Subban has been quoted say...
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According to Bruce Garrioch at the Ottawa Sun, the Rangers could be one of as many as four teams to 'make a push' at acquiring Habs' defenseman PK Subban. Garrioch states that Detroit, Philadelphia and Winnipeg could also be interested in acquiring the young defenseman's services if/when Habs GM Marc Bergevin makes him available. Subban reportedly is looking for a...
Little or no progress made in PK Subban contract negotiations. Habs firm on 2 year deal, roughly $5 mil total. Offer sheet? Trade? Options.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 26, 2013
The Canadiens have already played two games, and they’ll play their third on Thursday night when they head to Washington to take on the Capitals. All three of those games, and any in the near future, will be played without the services of P.K. Subban.
The Montreal defenseman remains a restricted free agent, and the ongoing talks over a new contract between the two sides is ongoing...
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Bruce “Malkin To The Kings” Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun made news yesterday when he mentioned the Rangers in an article involving the Habs and P.K. Subban:
If the Habs decide to deal Subban, Detroit, Philadelphia and the Rangers will make a push.
Naturally, throwing the Rangers out there is par for the course with pretty much all rumors, especially...
MONTREAL — Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty will miss three to four weeks after having an emergency appendectomy.
The team announced in a brief statement Saturday that the 24-year-old Pacioretty had the procedure to remove his appendix.
He has four assists and a team-high 10 shots on goal in three games this season. Pacioretty, drafted 22nd overall by Montreal in 2007, has 53 goals...
News tonight that Max Pacioretty has undergone appendectomy surgery, and will be gone 3-4 weeks. Lars Eller is expected to take his place in the lineup tomorrow.
Tough news for the Canadiens as they prepare to meet the Devils in Montreal tomorrow.
Still no sign of PK Subban, with news the Habs have offered $5.1 million over two years. Certainly not a good news day for Les Canadiens.
Quick hit this morning, to be followed by a big rumor blog later on...
The Jamie Benn signing has really put the spotlight squarely on Pk Subban and the Montreal Canadiens as rumors of a possible offer sheet grow... The question is this...
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Andrei Markov scored 4:22 into overtime on a power play as the Montreal Canadiens recovered from blowing a two-goal lead to defeat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Sunday night.
Markov was at the edge of the crease and lifted the rebound of Rene Bourque's shot off the end boards into an open side for his fourth goal. The Canadiens went on the man advantage after Andy Greene took...
Last week, before a game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, I had a P.K. Subban related discussion with a longtime NHL executive who was at the game. I asked him if he thought the price tag on Subban was being set too high, either by the player himself in his contract demands and/or by the Canadiens in the rumored trade return they want if they deal his rights.
MONTREAL -- Andrei Markov scored 4:22 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night. Markov got his fourth goal of the season with 37.8 seconds remaining after Devils defenseman Andy Greene was penalized for holding. Greene was sent off with 58.1 seconds left in the extra period when he hauled Erik Cole down as the Montreal...
By: Mike Luciano (@MikeLuci)
The New Jersey Devils look to go 4-0 tonight as they prepare to faceoff against the Montreal Canadiens. While the Habs finished dead last in the Eastern Conference last season, it’s always a monumental challenge to play a game at the Bell Centre in front of one of the most passionate and electrifying fan bases in all sports.
I was fortunate to set up...
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Remember when Mark Streit and Andrei Markov tormented penalty kill units and goaltenders?
Well, if you can't, you can get a great idea of what it was like if you've watched Markov and Habs sophomore defender Raphael Diaz work their magic on the power play.
It's not secret that Markov's performance through 3 games has all but turned the...
Match-up - New Jersey Devils (3-0-0) @ Montreal Canadiens (2-1-0)
Road/Home records - 1-0-0 -------------- 1-1-0
TV - RDS, MSG Plus
Puck drop - 6:00 PM ET
Season series - Tied 0-0
Last 10: Devils 3-0-0 / Canadiens 2-1-0
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Carey Price (MTL)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Montreal - 3 / 1.33
New Jersey - 2.67 / 1...
“He’s a heart-and-soul kid … he’ll do anything for the team. He puts the team ahead of anything. If the team needs a fight to lift the team he’ll do it … if it needs a big hit he’ll do it … block a shot … he does the intangibles that coaches love. He’s heart and soul … he’ll play with the young kids and he’ll help them." - Dale Hunter via Montreal Gazette...