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Markov for $11.5 Millions

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This is what all the Habs fans have been waiting for, the news regarding Andrei Markov's potential resigning with the team.  The rumors have been circulating for a while now, but there is no doubt that the Habs absolutely wanted to resign Andrei Markov, only the negotiations were taking time.  After signing Andrei Kostitsyn, Mathieu Darche, Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais among others, it is time for the Habs to deal with the Markov file before the upcoming draft. 

Desharnais gets a one-way deal

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It was a busy Monday for Montreal's GM, Pierre Gauthier.  After announcing the signing of Max Pacioretty to a two year deal, the Habs finished the day with another announcement, the signing of diminutive center, David Desharnais to a two years deal.  As per the club policy, Habs did not release the terms of the contract, but according to the sources, Desharnais will earn a total of $1.7 Million in the next two seasons, that is $750,000 for 2011-2012 and $950,000 for 2012-2013 season. 

Max Pacioretty inks a two-year deal

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Montreal Canadiens general manager continued his busy off-season schedule by signing the potential RFA Max Pacioretty to a two-year deal.  As per club policy, the financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed but according to the sources, it’s a two-year deal worth $3.25 million.

Habs Development Camp underway

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The first part of Montreal Canadiens' development camp is underway at the Complex Sportif Bell in Brossard, Quebec.  The drills are run by the coaching staff of the Montreal Canadiens including Kirk Muller, whose future with the organization remains a big question mark with rumors about interviews with the Ottawa Senators and the Dallas Stars making the rounds on a daily basis. 

Hal Gill signs a one year contract with the Habs

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The big man will be back.  The Montreal Canadiens confirmed yesterday that defenseman Hal Gill will return with the Canadiens to play another year.  While the financial term of the agreement were not disclosed in their press-release, Gill is reported to have signed for a one year deal worth 2.25 Million. 

Boyd, Dawes and Klubertanz off to Greener Pastures

Some might say it's not a major loss, but if you look at it from a different angle, Habs have lost a bit of depth with the confirmed departures of Dustin Boyd, Nigel Dawes and Kyle Klubertanz.  Both Boyd and Dawes played the majority of their season in the AHL with occasional presence at the NHL level while Klubertanz played his entire season with the Hamilton Bulldogs. 

Habs sign Joonas Nattinen

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The Montreal Canadiens announced earlier today that they have signed Finnish prospect, centerman Joonas Nattinen to a three year, two-way contract.  While it is not the signing that everybody has been expecting to hear about, namely Andrei Markov, it is none-the-less an important addition to the team roster.  The 6'2", 186 lbs, 20 years old Nattinen was drafted by the Habs in the third round (65th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Originally from Jamsa Finland, he was the top ranked Finnish Prospect in the 2009 Entry draft.  

The Road to the Calder Cup - That's all she wrote!

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The Hamilton Bulldogs had their Disney story put to a halt last night in Houston. A controversial goal and a missed call in the dying seconds of the game ended the Bulldogs season. The referees misjudged a play with just 1:13 remaining in the final period in game 7 of the Western Finals. They also failed to see the covering of the puck in the blue paint with just a few seconds remaining that would have given the Bulldogs an automatic penalty shot to give them a chance to take the game to overtime.

The Road to the Calder Cup - Comeback in progress!

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The Hamilton Bulldogs got themselves one step closer into getting into the AHL history books in the 75th year anniversary of the league. Down 3-0 in the series, the Bulldogs battled back to force game 7. Nigel Dawes scored off a feed from Aaron Palushaj in the 2nd OT to become only the third team to ever come back from such a deficit. The 5-4 victory leads the Western Conference Finals to a game 7 showdown on Tuesday night in Houston, the winner will play the Binghamton Senators, the affiliate of the Ottawa Senators.

More Replacements for Kirk Muller

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The fact that Kirk Muller may be leaving the Habs during the off-season is no longer an obscure rumor.  Now that Muller has gotten the permission to speak to the other teams regarding potential head-coach jobs, it seems imperative that Montreal starts looking for a replacement.  We can all agree that this may not be the easiest task, to replace a player's coach like Muller and there may be some repercussions for the team.  Among other potential issues, there were some concerns raised in the media about some players not re-signing with the Habs if Muller is not part of the