Marc Bergevin has had a day to pinch himself and realize what just happened, and now it’s time to get down to business. And signing Carey Price is a big part of getting down to business.
Price is going to want a substantial raise from the $3 million he made this year (Price signed a two year, $5.5 million deal in 2010) and when you see Marc-Andre Fleury in Pittsburgh pulling in $5.5 this year, Tim Thomas $5 million, Henrik Lundqvist $6.8, Ryan Miller $6.2, and Roberto Luongo $6.7, you know Price is going to want at least a couple of million tacked on to what he earns now, along with a nice, secure long-term deal that will keep him happy for the next half dozen years or so.
But regardless. It has to be done, I hope it goes smoothly, and both sides walk away with big smiles for a job well done.
Thanks to Beatnik for the Price highlight package.