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The Montreal Canadiens were active as free agency opened, but the team's biggest splash came with the announcement that goaltender Carey Price has agreed to a six-year contract worth $39 million. The deal calls for an annual salary of $6.5 million, which gives Price the third highest cap hit among NHL goalies behind Nashville's Pekka Rinne ($7 million) and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers ($6.88 million). The Canadiens went into free agency with the idea of getting tougher, but the question after their July 1 spending spree is: Did the team get better? The Canadiens made three acquisitions, signing forwards Colby Armstrong and Brandon Prust as well as defenseman Francis Bouillon, who returns to Montreal after a three-year absence. The Prust deal raises the most questions because the Canadiens gave him a four-year, $10 million contract. That represents a healthy raise over the $800,000 he made last season with the New York Rangers. Prust is a tough right win...
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Canadiens goaltended Carey Price has signed a six-year contract worth $39 million with Montreal.
The 24-year-old Price is a two-time All-Star who has been in the NHL for five seasons.
Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin announced the signing Monday.
Price played 65 games last season for the Canadiens, who missed the playoffs last season. He posted a 26-28-11 record with a 2...
Carey Price is living up to his name. The Canadiens goalie has signed a six-year extension to remain with Montreal for another six years, and he won't come cheap. The deal, reportedly worth $39 million, will keep the 24-year-old under contract with Montreal until 2017-18. Price sported a 2.43 goals against average and a .916 save percentage for the Canadiens last year, and his...
If you were surprised by the terms of Carey Price's new contract with the Canadiens, you shouldn't be. Even I, who optimistically forecast that he'd be signing a seven-year deal that would pay him more than 35 million dollars, wasn't taken aback by the news of his 6.5M AAV over the next six seasons.
Some have posited this deal is based solely on Price's potential...
The Montreal Canadiens re-signed restricted free agent goalie Carey Price to a new six-year contract, the team announced Monday. Terms of the deal were not released, but the Montreal Gazette had reported earlier Price was expected to sign a deal with an annual cap hit of between $6 million and $6.5 million. Price had a 26-28-11 record with a 2.43 goals-against average for the...
MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday the signing of goaltender Carey Price to a six-year contract (2012-13 to 2017-18). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Price, 24, completed his fifth season with the Canadiens in the NHL in 2011-12. In 65 games, the 6’03’’, 221 lbs goaltender maintained a record...
Carey Price wasn't going to leave Montreal once the Canadiens filed for arbitration last month. Despite expressing a desire to test the free agent waters, it was hard to imagine Martin Brodeur playing anywhere else but New Jersey. On Monday, both goalies agreed to terms to stay with the only NHL clubs they've ever played for. But keeping these keepers was costly, and comes...
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Draft Review: Montreal Canadiens
Continuing along with the Canadian teams and their draft weekends, Toronto also came away with a surprisingly good haul of young players to add to it's organization. While many fans of the blue and white may...
Montreal media have been assembled all afternoon waiting for a twice-postponed press conference with GM Marc Bergevin to begin. In the meantime, a few quick notes:
Jaromir Jagr is NOT coming to Montreal - apparently. Rick Moffatt of CJAD, a well known Montreal media member, tweeted that he spoke directly with Jagr’s agent, who said Bergevin had informed Jagr that the Canadiens...
Franchise Goalie Gets Franchise Deal
Hey all! Hope summer has been treating you well?
I apologize, as I did to my Caps readers, for not being around as much as I had hoped over the last month or so. But the break has done some good and, with my batteries recharged, I'm happy to be back.
So, upwards and onwards!
First off, the Carey Price deal.