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Canadiens sign Max Pacioretty to six year, $27M extension

Aug 13, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT

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Just a year after people wondered if he’d ever play again, Max Pacioretty signed a massive contract extension with the Montreal Canadiens.

TSN reports that it’s a six year, $27 million deal.

Pacioretty bounced back from that frightening collision with Zdeno Chara in 2010-11 to set career highs with 33 goals and 65 points in 79 games last season.

He still has a year remaining on his previous deal, which carries a $1.625 million cap hit for 2012-13.

The Habs have covered a lot of their bases this summer, with Pacioretty’s extension allowing them to sign the rising power forward before a new CBA potentially complicates matters.

They still need to ink restricted free agent P.K. Subban, though.

  1. killerpgh - Aug 13, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Good deal for the Habs. Not sure if I was a player under contract for another year if I would sign an extension that kicks in after the new CBA right now. At least not if i was players like Max. If I was gonna sign a long 10+ year deal than now is the time. But the rumor of the owners wanting a 5 year limit isn’t really that big of a deal since he “only” signed for 6 years. The risk of the NHLPA having to talk a roll back in salary would make me want to wait to sign the extension.

  2. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 13, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Now he’s going to be expected to score at least 30 – 40 every year or the media and the fans will run him out of town.

  3. mclovinhockey - Aug 14, 2012 at 5:39 AM

    Great signing, awesome player.

  4. sabatimus - Aug 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    The first line should read “Just a year after he was seen watching a movie with his girlfriend two days after Chara hit”.

  5. icelovinbrotha215 - Aug 14, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    So what this say about P.K.???? The Flyers need a D-man….Btw, Mr. Mojo, long time no talk haha. How’d ya like the trade between our beloved teams?

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 14, 2012 at 11:38 PM

      Hey man. I think it could be one of those rare trades that works out for both teams if JVR stays healthy and Schenn can return to form. Big ‘ifs’ but it’ll be interesting to see.

      Schenn will have a big workload with all the injuries on the Flyers’ blue line so he’ll really need to step up. I hope that pressure doesn’t mess up his game even more, I’ve always liked him and he can be a good D-man when he’s on his game.

      Your thoughts?

      • icelovinbrotha215 - Aug 15, 2012 at 6:29 PM

        I think you are spot on. JVR showed what he can do when he is healthy and plays as if he is a PWF. I like what Schenn brings physically. He will be the hitter the Flyers sorely lacked last year. But I think you summed it up with one word: if. That’s what it comes down to.

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