Pros and Cons of Montreal Canadiens Defenseman Andrei Markov's New Contract

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Pros and Cons of Montreal Canadiens Defenseman Andrei Markov's New Contract
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Montreal Canadiens defensemen P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov celebrate a goal.

When Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov signed his latest three-year, $17.25 million contract, Habs fans generally rejoiced. Here was a Habs lifer, who, now 35, was going to get a realistic chance at finishing his career in Montreal. 

While it's increasingly rare to see a hockey player stay in one city his entire career, one still has to put the deal in proper perspective. It’s great that Markov gets to remain a Hab, but is it great for the team? 

Here are the pros and cons of Markov’s new contract.

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