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Canadiens Re-sign Plekanec to Six-Year Deal

Per various sources, the Montreal Canadiens have re-signed Tomas Plekanec to a six-year deal.  According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the deal is worth $30 million, with a $5 million annual cap hit.

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Evilpens's avatar

YIKES !!! HOLY OVERPAYMENT Batman !!! surprised

Posted by Evilpens on 06/22/10 at 06:47 PM ET

Moq's avatar

If Plekanec is able to sustain a regular season production at around 60-70 points, which doesn’t seem that farfetched, an annual salary of five million isn’t much of an overpayment in my view. It certainly isn’t Montreal’s worst forward contract if that counts as a positive argument.

Posted by Moq from Denmark on 06/22/10 at 08:44 PM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

Right, but that is if last season’s results become the norm, not if it was an aberration….

Posted by NHLJeff from Denver on 06/22/10 at 09:08 PM ET

cs6687's avatar

Montreal would have been better off keeping Halak, trading Price, and letting Plekanec go. This is not a good deal for the Canadiens.

Posted by cs6687 on 06/22/10 at 09:26 PM ET

Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

seems like a panic move to me after all the backlash they got for trading halak.  5 million is too much for pleckanec, hes more around 4, but i guess they had to sign him or face even more from the fans.

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 06/22/10 at 11:17 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Have fun with that, Habs…

Posted by Primis on 06/23/10 at 12:15 AM ET

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