NHL Quick Hits: Carey Price Left Out As Canadiens Sign Scouts To Group

Kamal PanesarCorrespondent IJuly 27, 2010

MONTREAL- APRIL 21:  Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens watches play in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Washington Capitals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 21, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Capitals defeated the Canadiens 6-2 taking a 3-1 lead in the series.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
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The Montreal Canadiens announced today that they have made six key signings behind the scenes.

While everyone is waiting for Carey Price to agree to terms with the team, Gauthier went to work today by adding Serge Boisvert and Ryan Jankowski to the Canadiens' amateur scouting group.

In addition, Gauthier has hired Vaughn Karpan as a professional scout, while Christer Rockstrom scout for the European leagues as of September 1, 2010.

On an administrative level, the team also announced the appointment of Ken Morin as hockey information coordinator. They also officially announced that Pierre Allard is the new strength and conditioning coach

So another day passes and Carey Price still remains unsigned.

How long will it take and will this start to spill over into August?

And if so, as Mike Boone from the Montreal Gazette pointed out, we might start hearing the dreaded title of "holdout."

Gulp.

Can you imagine if this actually drags out into late August?

Can you imagine the insanity that will ensue if Price actually becomes a hold out?

While I think it is highly unlikely that things will go in that direction, the longer things take, the more explosive this situation becomes since the Canadiens have clearly put all of their eggs into the Carey Price basket.

But, with the dog days of summer truly upon us, at least it will give us something to talk about!

So what do you think? Will the Canadiens sign Price soon or will he become a holdout?

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