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So in other words...if you COULD, you WOULD.
No, what I'm saying is if I had the credentials to demand a senior's salary I would ask for it. If we'Re talking Doughty vs. Subban, one of the two has proven he deserved it, the other hasn't.

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Also, how is he taking his employer hostage? I don't get what you mean? How do you know it's not the Habs who are low balling him? If you're current employer offered you a new contract which you thought wasn't worthy of your contributions and your talents, would you just shut up and sign it?
No, I probably wouldn't. The difference is that I can walk away and the company I work for would have to deal with freelance designers for a couple of weeks, it wouldn't cripple them. Starting without PK is quite crippling, which is why he and Meehan are holding out.

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Maybe you would, because you have no other choice...but PK does have a choice. He can sit at home and use his absence as a negotiation tool. It's well within his right, just like it's within the Montreal Canadiens right to not budge at all and let him sweat it out.
Actually I do have choice, just like any other young professional. It's also within my right to up and leave without giving a 2 week notice since it isn't in my contract, that doesn't mean it's the right thing to do or the best move to make for my career.

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As for him practicing with his teamates while he negotiated a contract? How dumb would that be? His agent is trying to negotiate a contract on his behalf, and he's hired to get the best possible contract for his client. Having PK practicing with the Habs takes away a whole lot of leverage for him...that makes no sense
Did I say anywhere that he should practice without a contract? No, I said he should be practicing with his team... In other words he should have already signed the damned thing if he and the team are so high on each other.

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As for MDZ...I don't see why he should sign a comparable contract and if the Habs are indeed trying to sign him to the same type of contract...then not only do I understand Subban/Meehan's position, but I fully support it.
Wether it's MDZ or players on our own team like Price and Pacioretty, they all signed short length transition contracts before scoring expensive, long-term contracts. Subban was great for us and he stopped the gap left by Markov last year. If he can demonstrate that this can repeated on a short term contract, then fine Doughty money it is... But that's in 1 or 2 years, not now.

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