Canadiens open contract talks with Price & Subban, Maple Leafs could look at trading up, Senators should re-sign tough duo, and Flames fire associate coach Hartsburg.


Habs open contract talks with Subban and Price.

SPORTSNET.CA: Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has begun contract negotiations with restricted free agents Carey Price and P.K. Subban.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Exhale with relief, Habs fans.

SPORTSNET.CA: Player agent Igor Larionov, who represents top prospect Nail Yakupov and Alex Galchenyuk, claimed the Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs interested in his clients. Larionov suggested the Leafs could attempt to move up in the draft to land one or both of those youngsters.

OTTAWA SUN: Don Brennan believes the Senators should re-sign tough guys Matt Carkner and Zenon Kenopka, citing their affordability and willingness to return with the Senators.

CALGARY HERALD: The Flames have let associate coach Craig Hartsburg go.