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05-06-2011, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Watsatheo View Post
Since when do Habs sign anyone to super long term deals after their entry level contract? He'll sign a 2 or 3 year deal taking him all the way to the final year of qualifying for restricted free agency, then when that runs out they'll either sign him for 4-5 years for big money or if he wants out by that time or something a short term deal taking him to UFA.
Since when did the Habs have a legitimate star rookie d-man? I think we can all agree that Subban is not a typical rookie, and therefore his contract negotiation will be anything but typical. He's the kind of d-man you build around, and those don't come around very often. No team looks at a guy like him as needing a standard contract, Habs included.

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