Habs thought they'd get Radulov, Markov signed by now

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The Montreal Canadiens have paid quite a price to extend their star goalie.

Meanwhile, the Habs continue contract talks with restricted free agent forward Alex Galchenyuk.

Bergevin spoke with reporters on Sunday, leaving the door open to the possibility of re-signing Markov or Radulov, but the prospect of that happening didn't sound overly promising, either.

Andrei Markov is reportedly looking for a two-year deal worth $12 million and it could mean the end of his tenure with the Montreal Canadiens, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie.

Bergevin indicated that the Habs can still re-sign both players, if they accept the team's offers.

The two veteran players became unrestricted free agents on Saturday.

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"Not right now", he said.

The Canadiens' GM said he'd like to bring both players back.

Markov has had his cap hit at $5.75 million in each of the last 10 seasons.

"We made him a very enticing offer but he chose to go as a free agent". Radulov had 18 goals and 54 points in 76 contests in 2016-17.

"You could always try to manage, we have young guys", Bergevin added.

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