Andrei Markov has signed a 4 year contract that will pay him $23 Million.
First thoughts…..Big Bucks.
Markov has grown into an elite player in the NHL and without doubt the Canadiens best defenseman. Elite defenseman have big price tags. Getting Markov inked was the most important priority the Habs faced this off-season.
Imagine a Habs defense without Markov and it’s not a pretty thought…
Is $23 Million too much for Guy Carbonneau’s “General”? Time will tell.
The next logical thought is that there is little or no money available to sign Sheldon Souray. Bob Gainey may already know that Sheldon Souray is a goner. He’s long been rumored to be on the way out and if it wasn’t already decided, the $23 million dollars less to spend might seal it.