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Contract: Three years, $17.25 million ($5.75 million cap hit)
Sure, Montreal let Columbus sign Wisnewski for a lucrative deal but Montreal wasn't all good this offseason.
Their signing of Andrei Markov was good in a way that they have someone to help P.K. Subban mature into his game.
The bad news behind it is that Markov has had two straight seasons with injury problems and you're gonna hand the guy a contract extension that is worth a $5.5 million cap hit?
The bad side to this deal will hit them hard in about a year from now. If they stay the team that they are, they should make the playoffs but will probably have an early exit.
When the offseason rolls around, Lars Eller and P.K. Subban will be RFA's and believe me, they'll want a raise. Oh, let's not forget Carey Price, who will want a big raise.
Then you have Andrei Kostitsyn, who will probably play his heart out this year so he can stay in Montreal. His upgraded play will earn a raise.
Josh Gorges, Hal Gill, Jaroslav Spacek and Travis Moen. All these players will either sign or need to be replaced.
In the end, this is a horrible contract for Montreal because it hinders their ability to get better, especially if Markov gets injured again.