Don Meehan, head of the hockey agency Newport Sports Management, tells Hockey Inside/Out that talks between restricted free-agent client P.K. Subban and the Canadiens for a new contract should begin next week.

And while there's been plenty of heat regarding what some believe is an imminent contract announcement for Carey Price, the goalie texts HIO to say his new deal "hopefully will be done in a couple weeks." So exhale on that one, and wait for it.