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01-07-2013, 08:21 AM
Blind Gardien
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Long term would be nice, but I just don't see why it should matter at this point... he'll still be RFA for a while, and it's probably in his best interests to wait another year or two before signing a big deal. Right now, he still really hasn't stepped up with the offensive numbers he's probably capable of. While his defense has been great and his potential is recognized, he can't really get the biggest payday until he starts piling up better production. Which could come this year or next. If I was Subban, and assuming the Habs can't sensibly come right out and offer me Norris candidate money now (which would be reckless, since he's not there yet), then I would basically ONLY take the 1-2 year bridge. Still at a $4-5M number... Subban has already shown that level of performance. But I'd be expecting to get the $6-7M per longterm deal on my next one after that.

Hopefully both sides can settle on the mutual logic of all that in short order.

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