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01-09-2013, 10:31 AM
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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.
You make a good point in that PK is far ahead of those guys when their ELC ended, but it still seems to be the same policy, Emelin, Diaz, Eller, all signed under Bergevin, and they kept Patrick Boivin as the cap guy for the team.
And also an atricle on TVA sport a couple of days after mentioned one that one of Subban agent said that the Habs have a policy in regards to this and they will find a solution...I'll try to find it.
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