What Does Niemi’s $2.75 Million Abritration Award Mean for Carey Price?

August 2nd, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »

The Montreal Canadiens have been busy over the last few weeks, signing prospects, depth players, administrators, and scouts. While these moves will serve to strengthen the administrative levels and fringes of the team, there remains one gaping hole in its core: Carey Price.

Handed the reigns of the No.1 goaltender the same instant playoff hero Jaroslav Halak was traded, Price has yet to come to terms with the Canadiens for the upcoming season.

So does that mean that we should all be panicking? Hardly.

If you think back a few years, you'll remember that fresh off of winning his Hart and Vezina trophies, Jose Theodore did not sign a new deal with the Canadiens until their annual golf tournament—just before training camp.

So, while it is still very likely that both sides will get something done, there is always the possibility of the Price contract getting stretched out till September.

But this begs the question, why?

In Theodore's case, it made a little more sense. This guy was coming off of the career-year to end career-years, and held the long end of the stick in negotiations.

Theodore was a good looking, bilingual ...

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