Geez, Habs news. I don’t know if my little laptop can handle the shock to its’ system.
The Canadiens have given Max Pacioretty a nice six-year extension worth 4.5 million annually, on a contract which had a year left to go. So our boy ain’t going nowhere for seven years at least. This should give him plenty of time to crack the 50-goal mark.
Dave Stubbs, back from the London Olympics, writes in the Gazette/Hockey InsideOut that Pacioretty is absolutely thrilled to settle in like this, and I don’t blame him. Great money for seven more years in Montreal, where he can buy a big new house if he doesn’t already have one, his wife can get to know the neighbours and enjoy European fashion, and the future kids can have good friends and familiar schools. And he gets to play for the Montreal Canadiens!
It just seems like happy times for the Pacioretty’s right now.
If somebody wouldn’t mind giving me $27 million dollars, I’d be able to explore even further how one could be happy with this.
Stubbs’ fine piece can be seen here Pacioretty “Honoured”.
Max’s linemates have contracts as such: Erik Cole is inked until the end of the 2014-15 season, when he then becomes a UFA, while David Desharnais has one year left before he becomes an RFA. Another season like last year and Desharnais might get one those Pacioretty-type long-term deals too.
So there’d better not be a lockout, because our big line is ready to rock.