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Report: Alex Radulov seeking $7M per season over six years

The talented winger won’t come cheap

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

During Marc Bergevin’s press conference today he was quoted as saying “we have limits” regarding the contract negotiations with Alex Radulov.

Pierre LeBrun is now reporting that those limits may be pushed, as the skilled winger is seeking a $7M contract.

As it stands, the Canadiens have $21M in projected cap space, with 17 roster players signed. They still need to sign RFA Alex Galchenyuk, albeit there’s a real possibility he moves before the season starts. It’s also worth noting that veteran defenceman Andrei Markov is an unrestricted free agent, although he’s probably not keen to leave Montreal at this point in his career.

Bergevin is also open to the idea of trading Radulov’s rights if both parties cannot come to an agreement on a new contract.