Rumor: Andrei Markov's Agent Has Contacted Habs (Looking for $2M Contract)

Discussion in 'Montreal Canadiens' started by Milhouse40, Jul 18, 2019.

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Do you want Markov back?

  1. Yes (Contract)

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  1. ottawa

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    No harm in signing him...he's 35+ so sign him to his 2m

    650k base
    10th game bonus = 100k
    25th game bonus = 150k
    41st game bonus = 250k
    55th game bonus = 350k
    70th game bonus = 500k

    Or something like that. Unlikely he even makes it to 41 imo
     
  2. BehindTheTimes

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    Kulak, better than Markov haha.
     
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    As for the bolded, setting up in the zone and zone entry are two different things.

    Markov would certainly help with setting up in the zone, he is calm and can slow down the game. He wouldn't be able to carry it in though, but zone entry wasn't really a problem for us last year like you claim imo.
     
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    Well said.

    Most of us know enough about hockey to actually be a fan of, or get excited by team run by an idiot of his ilk.

    Bergevin came in and kept the goalie and the crest. Pissed on the rest.
     
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    And that goalie may just demand a trade given all the help MB has gotten for him.
     
  6. frapp10

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    Better then 40 year old markov? I would be surprised if he wasn’t
     
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    How many games has Kulak played as a number one defenceman? Just because Markov is over the hill in the eyes of many, I would still place him ahead of the scrap heap that Bergevin has assembled to play the left side of our D. That says much more about Bergevin than it does Markov's dwindling abilities as an aging player.
     
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    They've taken such a toll that he helped his team win the cup his first year there.
     
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    Well a lot of people were happy with the Gonchar trade even though Gonchar was around the same age and not close to the all-star and had no prior Habs connection.

    But let's also not pretend that Kulak isn't also a risk, the year before with Calgary he didn't even hit 10 points. He's a guy that could easily end up back in the AHL. Plenty of players has put up one good year only to go back to normal shortly afterwards.

    Markov might still be able to play at a good level. Unless we are going out and getting a legitimate top-3 defenceman, then yes it makes sense to consider Markov.
     
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    I'd take Kulak over Marky without question. The Markov dream needs to die just like his skating ability has.
     
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    I imagine a player coming here and read he is a scrap. Not very good for his confidence and doesn't help Habs reputation around the league. Instead of reading let's give him a chance and welcome, he reads he is a scrap. Destructive posters ruins this habs team more than any move Bergevin can do.
    Maybe we should go back and read what was said when the Gal-Domi was done or when the Paccio-Tatar-Suzuki was done. Maybe some very negative posts were written when Danault and a second pick came in return of Weise and Fleishman. Would any of us want Weise and Fleishman and give Danault and that second pick? Or Diaz and Fleishman and give Danault? Just asking ...
     
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    Markov was an very good player 3 years ago. Markov had 2 g, 12 a in 68 games in KHL, a lower quality league, last year.
    Kulak is a nhl player in his prime and still can improve because he is young.
    Markov is a dream that is fading away. We should get over it.
    Let's see if any other 30 teams will give a contract to Markov.
     
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    Guys getting paid 750k to 1 million a year to chase a puck around the ice must be devastated at the thought of being analyzed on a hockey forum! We have missed the playoffs 3 of the last 4 years in a results based business and that's what you choose to reply to me with! We are still mired in mediocrity with all of the guys you listed, where is our big go for it types of moves? Where is the commitment to a direction? Or are we just another Steve Ott or Jon Scott away from being pushed over the top here?
     
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    What if Markov was on cruise control last year with his real focus being a return to the NHL? WHy would we be okay with burying Karl Alzner for 5 million but seemingly unable to accommodate the general on a 1 year deal? What am I missing here? We just gave Charles Hudon 800 grand to eat hot dogs but we can't give the general a million five to actually contribute? Head scratcher for me.
     
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    People suddenly think Hudon is not an easily replaceable asset and are worried about him losing his spot on the team if Markov comes along.

    Never thought I'd see the day that Hudon is considered more valuable than Markov, even at 40.
     
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    How many games did Mark Streit play in his career as a number 1 D? You saw how he turned out for us at the same age as Markov. Kulak had a better season in the NHL then Markov did in the KHL last season. The mighty Darren Dietz blew Markov out of the water last season. Remember the playoff series against the rangers how everyone was saying Markov is done? That was 3 season ago..
     
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    Our gm signed him and told Markov it was first come first serve. Our GM signed Karl Alzner for a hideous amount and term, I could keep going. Who has been as good of a D partner for Shea Weber in the absence of the general? It is also funny to say that he was done but yet Julien played him over 25 minutes a game against the Rangers in that playoff series. You don't do that with guys that are done, guys that are done and hang on too long find themselves on the bottom pairing, Alzner can't even make it there.
     
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    You can list as much d*mb moves Bergevin did (Streit, Alzner, Schlemko, etc) but it doesn't prove Markov deserves a spot. The basic of your agument is Markov might be bad but there is worse (or there was worse that him in the last 2 years). I would say let's give a chance to Kulak or another young player and see what happen. There is a time when a player gets old and hook his skates, like Mario Lemieux, Gretzky or any great player. On the other post you mention the poor production of Markov last year in khl as he was on cruise to make a come back in good shape this year. I don't buy this, this is non-sense. I think Mete at his third nhl year is on his way to make things happen. I prefer give a chance to a young player, that's my point of view.
     
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    What would be wrong with giving Markov a one year deal? We don't need him on the top pair, he can be a good player on the pp and move up and down the lineup when necessary, we have tossed a fortune at scraps so why would it be such a big deal to sign Markov for one year? Mete has not even scored a goal at the NHL level and while I think he will be a decent NHL defender, he will not put up a lot of points at the NHL level.
     
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    Have we actually heard anything at all from Berg Brain....??
     
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    I don't mind give Markov a one year deal, let Julien use him when and where he wants, as long as Markov act as a good soldier, accept his role, etc. If he comes back you will see me wishing him welcome and all the good words.
    But if Markov is unhappy of his limited ice time, he will be a distraction for the team and I think it's the last thing Julien wants.
     
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    Nope. No word from the organization. Completely ignoring him.
     
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    I just want the Habs to do the classy thing for once. But MB...after the Subban thing, the Radulov/Markov thing...the Scott thing...just seems Habs and classy hasn't been a thing for a long time. Just give Markov his 10 games and let him retire a Hab. If he can actually still play, let him play the year (or two). Just let him retire a Hab. Is it so hard to actually be classy for once? It's not as if we are tight on cap space...
     
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    That's pretty crappy.
     
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    ynot ryzen 9, friend?

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