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Saturday Habs Headlines: Free agency looms for Alex Radulov and Andrei Markov

In today’s headlines: there are decisions to be made regarding very important players, Carey Price contract talk,

Montreal Canadiens v Arizona Coyotes Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Bob McKenzie seems to think Andrei Markov is heading towards free agency.
  • Dennis Bernstein doesn’t think the market for Radulov is very big, despite earlier reports that a third the league touched base with the impending free agent. [TSN690]
  • Meanwhile, Markov is keeping busy with his friend Sergei Berezin.
  • The Habs and Carey Price have had positive discussions so far, but they’re not close to concrete terms. [TSN]
  • Former Hab Gordie Dwyer will be the new head coach of Dinamo Minsk [KHL]
  • Joe Thornton to Montreal is probably a pipe dream. [TSN690]
  • Hockey is a family affair for Habs prospect Ryan Poehling [Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Our Bond [Michael Farber]
  • KHL Star Evgeny Dadonov will re-join the Panthers, agreeing to terms on a three-year deal worth $4M per season. [McKenzie]
  • Now that the Bruins have bought out Jimmy Hayes, the Bruins have absolutely nothing left to show for the Tyler Seguin trade. [Sportsnet]
  • Joe Thornton and Brett Burns are part of ESPN’s Body Issue, and it’s glorious. [ESPN]
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Niklas Hjalmarsson should form a formidable pair. [FFH]
  • How good is Conor Timmins? The Avalanche may have a steal on their hands. [MHH]
  • Peter Chiarelli is begging for an offer sheet.