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Monday Habs Headlines: Carey Price happy to remain in Montreal

Here are your daily links including Price signs eight-year deal, the ball is in Markov and Radulov’s court, and more

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Carey Price is now the highest-paid goaltender in the NHL after GM Marc Bergevin locked him down with an eight-year contract extension. [Sportsnet]
  • Price discussed his contract agreement and how ecstatic he is to be finishing his career in Montreal. [NHL]
  • In a rare appearance, Stephane Waite also addressed the media regarding his star pupil’s contract extension (French). [NHL]
  • Some might say that there’s a lot not to like about the risky move that has Price eating up that much cap space. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Looks like the negotiations with Andrei Markov and Alexander Radulov have hit the “take it or leave it” stage. [Sportsnet]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joined Habs Breakfast to discuss day one of the Free Agency and the signing of Karl Alzner. [TSN]
  • After suffering a concussion, Daniel Audette will miss the Habs development camp. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Golden Knights acquired forward Marcus Kruger of the Chicago Blackhawks. [NHL]
  • Thirty-eight year old Patrick Marleau will be hanging up his San Jose Sharks jersey after signing a three-year $18.75 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. [NHL]
  • What did Steven Stamkos do on his summer vacation? Oh, nothing much, except tie the knot! [NHL]
  • Four-time Olympic gold medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser, dropped in as a guest coach for the Edmonton Oilers prospects. [NHL]
  • Jaromir Jagr became the second most prolific player in NHL history (1914 points), but the Florida Panthers won’t be offering a contract to the veteran. [TVA Sports]