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01-16-2013, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Garth Wang Clan View Post
Sorry if that has been stated in the thread (because I'm in a rush) but I saw that Subban wants 5 years and the Habs want 3 years. I think Subban wants 5 years because by the time that contract is over, he can enter the free agent market and gain more interest which equals more dollars (depending on his level of play).
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Originally Posted by Gripper View Post
ya thats exactly what it is, and its not the first time.
While I agree that's the case - what does a 3 year deal really give the Habs? At that point PK is arbitration eligible. If he wants to leave, he files for arbitration (ala Bouwmeester) where he can only get a 1 year deal, and he's a UFA after only 4 years instead of 5. How is that any better for the Habs?

Except for maybe getting a lower contract amount/year, I just don't see the big benefit to a 3 year deal for the Habs if they REALLY are afraid that he wants to leave. He'll leave if he wants to, and there's not much the Habs (or any organization) can do about it.

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