It’s been announced that Carey Price has signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens for an undisclosed amount, and finally that one lingering and nagging question of when he would ink his name on a new deal can finally be put to bed.
Now we can get down to the business of waiting to see who the captain will be and how quickly Andrei Markov can heal and be ready to lace ’em up.
But it was the Price/contract situation that’s been the big news all along after Jaroslav Halak was sent to St. Louis. There was speculation that Price wouldn’t sign, that he’d go on strike, that he would play hardball with the team because he’s the number one designate. But it’s gotten done before training camp, which is a relief, and Price can now report to camp and start concentrating on upping his game.
Money talks are always disruptive but this saga is officially in the past now. Here’s hoping Carey Price earns his keep in a big way, and spends his new raise, whatever it is, wisely.