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Afternoon Line- Arpon Basu On Andrei Markov

If you missed it earlier today, Markov announced he will play in the KHL.

 

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MONTREAL - Andrei Markov addressed his departure from the Canadiens via conference call on Thursday afternoon. Here are a few quotes from the call with members of the media.

- “I’ve never been nervous like this. Even on my wedding day, I wasn’t this nervous.”

- “It’s sad for me to leave. They say when one door closes, another one opens.”

- “I’d like to thank Geoff Molson for giving me the opportunity to play for the greatest team there is.”

- “I’d like to thank the fans for supporting me for over the last 16 years. I will never forget you.”

- “I wanted to stay with the Canadiens for the rest of my career, but it won’t happen. It’s a business.”

- “I’ve always been treated well. I’m proud to have been a Canadiens player for 16 years.”

- “I’m not planning to retire anytime soon. Don’t worry about that.”

- “I’ve decided to move back to Russia and play in the KHL.”

- “I will never forget Saku’s return and the All-Star Game in Montreal.”

- “I didn’t see myself with any other NHL team. I didn’t see myself wearing another jersey.”

- “I’m not closing the door. But, today I’m going back to Russia.” - Markov on possibly returning to Montreal in the future

- “Those 16 years were a big part of my life. I will never forget my time here.”

- “The feeling when I jump on the ice, that’s what I will miss most about it.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/27/17 at 02:59 PM ET

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Andrei Markov remains one of the best defencemen in the world. That can’t be overstated.

You just did.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 07/27/17 at 04:52 PM ET

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