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Saturday Habs Headlines: Andrei Markov — “No one wanted to listen to me” during contract negotiations

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In today’s links, Markov voices his displeasure, Julien talks about Galchenyuk, looking at Price’s cap impact, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Andrei Markov was very disappointed with how his contract negotiations — or lack thereof — were handled this summer. [Journal de Montreal | Sportsnet]
  • Geoff Molson responded to Markov’s comments:
  • Claude Julien is still trying to figure out what to do with Alex Galchenyuk. [Canadiens.com]
  • Our Andrew Zadarnowski ran the numbers on Carey Price’s contract extension:
  • A championship banner will be raised to the rafters on Sunday as Les Canadiennes immortalize their 2017 Clarkson Cup win:
  • A teddy bear walked away from the Hamilton Bulldogs game with his very own William Bitten:

Thunder buddy⚡️

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  • They lost their AHL team after last season, but the city of St. John’s is hoping to add an ECHL franchise in the near future. [The Telegram]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • China wants to claim a medal on home soil in the women’s hockey tournament at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. With how the two CWHL expansion teams have been performing, that may not be such an unreachable goal. [New York Times]
  • The impact from Raleigh to the NHL as a whole after the recent sale of the Carolina Hurricanes. [Canes Country]
  • Has Jack Eichel been the problem for a struggling Buffalo Sabres team? No. No he hasn’t. [Die By The Blade]
  • A big trade went down in the QMJHL last night: