The Canadiens season ended May 29th with the New York Rangers win in Game Six of Eastern Conference Semi-final series. After a series of internal meetings Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin went to work. Over a six week span, Bergevin signed off on a total of 28 transactions involving the Canadiens roster and the structure of his front office.
Seems like Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin with 2.65 million salary cap dollars left is now going to spend part of on a contract that would bring defenseman back to the hockey club. If the rumour holds, Bouillon holds off retirement for another year while five other former Canadiens seem destined to see their careers end.
At the beginning of the coming season, P.K. Subban will have seen his salary increase more than 7-fold in the last three seasons; the contract will charge 9 million dollars to the Canadiens salary cap. More facts connected to the third highest contract ever given an NHL defenseman
The Canadiens and P.K. Subban reached agreement on an eight year 72 million dollar contract one day before an arbitrator was due to hand down an imposed one year salary for the coming season.
Unable to come to an eleventh hour agreement, P.K. Subban and Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin squared off in front of an independent arbitrator Friday morning in Toronto. The arbitrator will hand down a decision, expected to be in the 7 million dollar range, no later than noon Sunday.
Unless there’s an eleventh hour settlement, P.K. Subban and the Canadiens will face off against each other in arbitration Friday morning. The rules and procedures of the NHL arbitration process has been carved in stone through the collective bargaining agreement. The final decision will be made by independent arbitrator Elizabeth Neumeier of Boston.
The Canadiens announced the addition of former New York Rangers assistant Daniel Lacroix to their coaching staff. He will replace Gerard Gallant who moved on to become head coach of the Florida Panthers. The Habs also hired Rob Ramage in the role of player development coach replacing Patrice Brisebois who had resigned for personal reasons.
The figures are out. The Canadiens have offered 5.25 million dollars while Subban, through his agent Don Meehan has asked for 8.5 million. If nothing is settled beforehand, Subban and his agents will sit down across the table from the Canadiens and settle on a one year contract through an arbitrator on Friday morning.
Twenty players were scheduled for 2014 NHL salary arbitration including the Canadiens Lars Eller on Friday and P.K. Subban a week later. Eller is reportedly looking for 3.3 million dollars a season, the Canadiens have filed at 1.65M. Chances are the two sides will come to a mid-point agreement before Friday.
Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, announced Monday the signing of 2014 first round pick Nikita Scherbak to a three-year, entry level contract (2014-15 to 2016-17).