Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin wouldn’t get into specifics regarding contract discussions with restricted free agent P.K. Subban, but he did say it is “an ongoing process” according to the Montreal Gazette.
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The length of the deal is reportedly an issue of contention, as the Canadiens want to sign Subban to a shorter-term contract like they did in the past with forward Max Pacioretty
and goaltender Carey Price
prior to committing to them for the long-term. Bergevin doesn’t sound like he is exactly sold on Subban’s place as part of the team’s core of young players just yet, but he did give the impression that the team still has high hopes for him. “He’s a good young player,” Bergevin stated. “There’s a lot of things that come into play, (but) there’s potential there for sure.”