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Habs lock up Price: six years, $39 million

Jul 2, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed all-star goalie Carey Price to a six-year contract extension, the club announced today. The deal is reportedly worth $39 million, an annual cap hit of $6.5 million.

Price, 24, went 26-28-4 in 2011-12 with a .916 save percentage and 2.43 goals-against average. His performance was far from the reason the Habs finished with the third-worst record in the NHL.

Only Pekka Rinne ($7 million) and Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875 million) have a higher cap hit than Price.

  1. polegojim - Jul 2, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    Wow – lots of money for a very average save%.

    With bad D, goals against could be skewed, but he wasn’t even top Shots Against goalie.

    • polegojim - Jul 2, 2012 at 6:54 PM

      Here we go – 8 thumbs down for COMPLETE truth and accuracy without prejudice!

      Est-ce la façon dont il est de Montréal?

  2. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jul 2, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    How much blow does $39 million get you in MTL?

  3. cowboyscanada - Jul 2, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Congrats to Price! A good goalie who hopefully will have a big year! Our new GM is doing a great job getting some grit,,,, Go Habs!!

    • blomfeld - Jul 3, 2012 at 2:19 AM

      Here Here to that friend ! :) This was a terrific move by the Hab’s new management and it proves that they seriously do know what they’re doing. Besides Jonathan Quick, it could be easily argued thatCarey Price is possibly the “best” goaltender in the game today ! His numbers are actually mind-boggling, especially when you consider the “junk” which is supposed to constitute his defense. I don’t care for the Canadiens one bit, even though I’m from there. Nonetheless, I’m very impressed by this intelligent and forward-thinking signing …

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