NHL Rumors I: Subban, Price, Budaj, and the Panthers Coaching Vacancy

NHL Rumors I: Subban, Price, Budaj, and the Panthers Coaching Vacancy

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  • CP on SportsNet: Canadiens P.K. Subban.

    “I’m sure everybody in hockey wants a long-term contract, but for me, it’s not just about that,” he said. “It’s about being part of a team that can win a championship, and I believe we have that in this dressing room. “When it comes to contract stuff, that’s why I hire my agent (Don Meehan). That’s why we pay him. That’s his job and I’ll let him do his job. I’ve done mine, and he’ll do his.”

    Predators Shea Weber has a $7.8 million cap hit through 2020-21. Drew Doughty has a $7 million cap hit through 2018-19. Duncan Keith has a $5.5 million cap hit through 2020-21. Erik Karlsson has a $6.5 million cap hit through 2018-19.

  • Jimmy Murphy: Canadiens Carey Price said if they would have made the Stanley Cup Final, he could have played.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens Peter Budaj: “I have one year left in my contract and I hope to play here.”
  • Harvey Fialkov: Red Wings assistant coach Bill Peters and Canadiens assistant Gerard Gallant are on the Panthers head coaching candidates list. The Panthers have also shown interest in Marc Crawford and Tom Renney.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Jimmy Murphy reports that Panthers GM Dale Tallon interviewed Bill Peters for the head coaching position.