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01-09-2013, 09:25 AM
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Kriss E
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Originally Posted by habs03 View Post
of course you can, Max, Price, all got 2 year deals after their ELC, and after that is when they got their long term contracts.

Why should Subban be any different...

Mtl likes to give 2 year deals for everyone coming off an ELC

Weber,Diaz, Emlin, Patches, DD, Eller Price...
Because PK is ahead of where all those guys were after their ELC. Not everybody is on the same level. None of them had much power to negotiate. Not one of them had such success as PK in their first 2 years in the NHL. The guy is already established as a top 2 Dmen, argualy even #1. Not even Price had locked his #1 position, matter of fact, before his ELC ended, he lost the starting job to Halak.
PK is ahead of them all.
As I already mentioned earlier, Bob Gainey was the most strict GM in terms of internal policies. No negotiations during the season, but even he made an exception with Koivu.
Now, we don't even know if Bergevin's policy is to give out 2 year terms after the ELC, that was the previous administration. But even if it is, he can make an exception for PK.

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