Montreal Canadiens’ general manager Marc Bergevin has begun his pursuit to re-sign pending restricted free agents Carey Price and P.K. Subban.
Shortly after being hired, Bergevin noted that re-signing the valuable duo was a top priority for him, and on Thursday he began talking to their representatives about contract negotiations.
Price, who is the Habs starting goaltender and three-time all-star, seemed unfazed about the possibility of not being re-signed at season’s end.
"I’m pretty confident we’ll get something done," he told the Montreal Gazette in May. "I’m really not the type of guy who’s going to push everything to get (a contract) done faster. We’re trying to build a team here and we want to build it the right way. Rushing decisions isn’t the right way to do it."
The 24-year-old was signed to a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Habs in 2010.
Subban, who was drafted by the Canadiens in 2007, is on the tail end of a three-year contract he signed in 2009.
The 22-year-old defenceman could be one of the hottest defenceman on the market if he is not signed come July.