Price's value

It took about 35 seconds after Pekka Rinne’s seven-year, $49 million contract extension was announced by the Nashville Predators for Montreal Canadiens fans to flood Twitter with Carey Price comparisons.

And yes, there’s no question that Price’s leverage just went up even more, if it wasn’t high enough to begin with.

They are not exact comparisons: Rinne was unrestricted free agent-bound, while Price will be a restricted free agent July 1. UFA-bound players always have a bit more leverage.

Still, they’re both MVPs for their respective teams and top-five goalies in the world.

Contract talks haven’t begun yet between the Habs and Price’s camp, but the plan is for those discussions to begin before the offseason.

“We’re expecting to have a conversation with Montreal sometime this season,” Price’s agent, Gerry Johansson, told on Thursday.

Price is earning $2.75 million this season, and that salary will easily double.

4 Responses to Price's value

  1. hockey_lover says:

    I dont think he'll get $7mil but it wont be far off.  I say he'll give a bit of a "hometown discount" and sign for something like 6 years / $35mil, which is about $5.8mil a year. Just a guess tho.

  2. Steven_Leafs says:

    Price has the most potential of all goalies but I don't think he is a $6M goalie yet. Unless the Habs sign him for 8+ years, he shouldn't make any more than $4M (as of right now anyway).

  3. dumbassdoorman says:

    I think price will sign back in Mtl, for approx 5-6yrs at  an average of 5mil, not sure how he will afford to eat on this salary…

  4. JoelLeafs says:

    No chance he signs for that long at this price. He's a UFA, so he'll likely take that kind of money on a shorter term deal, or get signed to huge dollars for 5+ years.

    I'd say something like 5-5.75mil for 2 or 3 years or 6-7mil for 5-7 years.

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