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07:44 AM ET 01.14 | There's little question Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov enjoys playing in Montreal. As his two last contracts were within months or days of expiration, Markov declined to test the lucrative waters of unrestricted free agency. In May 2007, he signed a four-year, $23-million contract with the Habs, followed in June 2011 by another for $17.25 million over three years. So it was little surprise after Monday's Brossard practice that Markov said he'd very much like to play out his career with the only club for which he's skated in the NHL. "How long that's going to be, you never know," the 35-year-old said, the early afternoon dressing room by now vacated by teammates, equipment staff and media. "It's not only my decision, (but) also management, the organization. We'll see what's going to happen."

Montreal Gazette

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January 14, 2014  08:48 AM ET

kind of cool when a guy stays with one team the whole time

January 14, 2014  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

kind of cool when a guy stays with one team the whole time

Will he be known as the longest tenured Hab not to have won a Stanley Cup?

January 14, 2014  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Will he be known as the longest tenured Hab not to have won a Stanley Cup?

Well .... it all comes down to the Habs and the Hab nots.

January 14, 2014  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Well .... it all comes down to the Habs and the Hab nots.

or as Mitt romney said, The Habs and the soon-to-Habs?

January 14, 2014  09:46 AM ET
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or as Mitt romney said, The Habs and the soon-to-Habs?

Nope. Not any time soon. Not even with three or four more "ubiquitous" P.K. Subbans in their line up.

January 14, 2014  09:49 AM ET

Coincidentally they show a picture of him being carted off the ice from one of his numerous times being injured...another reason he may remain a Hab for life.

January 14, 2014  09:56 AM ET

Really thought he was done after his multiple back-to-back knee injuries few years ago. I'm glad he's been as productive for the team, I hope he stays a Hab, but I also hope his price tag drops because he's as much a liability in transition as P.K these days for us.
Also a pity his english never improved in all this time.

January 14, 2014  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Coincidentally they show a picture of him being carted off the ice from one of his numerous times being injured...another reason he may remain a Hab for life.

They Hab life support system for Markov.

January 14, 2014  10:06 AM ET

The honour of playing with PK Chelios is great.

January 14, 2014  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Coincidentally they show a picture of him being carted off the ice from one of his numerous times being injured...

At first I thought it was a goal celebration photo but nope, he's being carted off the ice after being injured. Odd choice. Apparently, the photo they didn't use was Markov lying in a hyperbaric chamber.

January 14, 2014  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

At first I thought it was a goal celebration photo but nope, he's being carted off the ice after being injured. Odd choice. Apparently, the photo they didn't use was Markov lying in a hyperbaric chamber.

Maybe he meant he'll be in re-Hab for life.

January 14, 2014  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The honour of playing with PK Chelios is great.

True.

January 14, 2014  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Maybe he meant he'll be in re-Hab for life.

i guess it doesn't take much money to buy hab-iness

January 14, 2014  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Maybe he meant he'll be in re-Hab for life.

Playing in Montreal all these years without his name on the Cup has become Hab-itual.

January 14, 2014  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Maybe he meant he'll be in re-Hab for life.

LOL

Those contracts he's signed for are nothing to sneeze at. Doesn't look like he gave the Habs a big hometown discount.

January 14, 2014  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

LOLThose contracts he's signed for are nothing to sneeze at. Doesn't look like he gave the Habs a big hometown discount.

Don't make him sneeze, he'll be out another 2 weeks:)

January 14, 2014  12:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

i guess it doesn't take much money to buy hab-iness

Attention wife of H.C. -Please take note

January 14, 2014  01:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Attention wife of H.C. -Please take note

nice

January 14, 2014  01:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

nice

I am sure my Honeys selective vision would jump into auto ignore anyways LOL

 
January 14, 2014  06:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

I am sure my Honeys selective vision would jump into auto ignore anyways LOL

As H.C makes up couch:)

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