The latest from Pierre LeBrun at ESPN:

  • Contract talks haven’t begun yet between the Habs and Carey Price‘s camp, but the plan is for those discussions to begin before the offseason.
  • Price is earning $2.75 million this season, and LeBrun says that his salary will easily double.
  • 6 NHL team executives don’t think Predators will be able to sign both Ryan Suter and Shea Weber after just signing Pekka Rinne to a seven year $49 million deal. GM David Poile told LeBrun that ownership gave him the “financial green light” to get all of them signed to “fair-market value” deals.
  • Carolina Hurricanes plan is to give more ice time eventually to the likes of Justin Faulk or Derek Joslin, both promising young blueliners. The Hurricanes need to open up that ice time by moving a defenseman.
  • It’s not clear whom the Hurricanes would be willing to move, but Bryan Allen is eligible for unrestricted free agency July 1.

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