When it hit the rumor mill yesterday that Alexander Radulov had asked for an eight-year contract, it seemed far fetched. In our article about it, we even threw that idea out the window as a negotiating tactic and something the Canadiens would obviously not do. As it turns out, Radulov denies it was even ever on the table. To John Lu of TSN today, Radulov spoke about the rumor and flatly denied every asking for eight years.

It’s not even close, what they [are] saying. I don’t even know how this…I just don’t want to even discuss that because it’s nothing I can really control. I was sick yesterday and I got a phone call from my agent: ’There’s something going on, some people talking.’ So I was like, ’who’s talking? No one knows nothing about it.’

Radulov goes on to say that he talked to Canadiens’ GM Marc Bergevin directly to tell him that was false, and “doesn’t make sense.”