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01-06-2013, 11:59 AM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by Beukeboom Fan View Post
I think it depends a lot on the length of the deal. I think a short term deal (1-2 years) would be around $4M. To lock him up longer term (4+ year), you're looking at $5.5+M IMO.
This, and it sounds like the Habs are only looking 1-2 years. So if they haven't been able to get past that previously, I don't see how they do it in just a few days now.

1-2 years, $4-5M, that's what I'd expect/think was fair. If the Habs are still lowballing on their bridge offers below $4M, however, there is probably a realistic chance that we just don't see Subban.

The player doesn't even pocket the full face value, we're basically at half price now, so it splits whatever gap they had. Say you sign him $5M, he gets $2.5Mish? Habs shouldn't care about this vs. half of $4M. Really. Even if it sets the starting point for his longer term deal to come, it shouldn't be a sticking point. But I don't know that I'd be all that surprised if they can't figure it out in time.

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