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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Quick Hits: Canadiens Sign Six, But Carey Price is Still Out There

by Kamal Panesar

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 will become a 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 and 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? If so, as Mike Boone from the Montreal Gazette pointed out, we might start hearing the dreaded word "Hold-out".

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 holdout?

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? If they sign him, how much longer do you think we'll have to wait?

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