We've heard so much about contract negotiations for forwards Alexander Radulov and Alex Galchenyuk or the price it will cost to extend Carey Price, but we had heard zero regarding Andrei Markov until recently.
On Saturday, Renaud Lavoie Tweeted out that Markov is seeking a two year contract from the Montreal Canadiens.
Markov has made it clear that he wants to retire as a member of the Montreal Canadiens organization, however the salary demands have to be realistic for Habs GM Marc Bergevin.
We received a couple of more details on Sunday thanks to Jimmy Murphy.
Murphy tweeted out that according to a source, Markov is looking to land a two year deal worth $7million. If the Habs aren't willing to fulfill his salary demands, he's ready to talk to other teams.
He adds that there is plenty of suitors for Markov, specifically the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs and New Jersey Devils who are showing interest in Markov.
As of midnight, other teams can talk to upcoming UFA's, that doesn't help Bergevin in Markov or Radulov's situation.
Would you sign Markov to a two year $7million deal?
NHL source to me: "The word on Markov is he's looking for 2-yr deal worth $7 million. Wants to stay w/#Habs but will talk to other teams."— Jimmy Murphy (@MurphysLaw74) June 25, 2017