P.K Subban Thread 2.0
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01-17-2013, 11:57 AM
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You have to earn your stripes? What part of "half of the first pair used on ES, PP and PK" doesn't qualify as "earning your stripes"?
You are effectively saying it doesn't matter how a player will play his ECL; he'll always have only a bridge contract, no matter what.
Price and Patch hadn't proved themselves the way PK already has when they finished their ECL. The same logic
As I stated, the transitional contract isn't chump change. You shouldn't go from making relatively nothing to EVERYTHING! I think it's a bad mentality + it is a burden to the team in trying to keep value for the future. I don't mind them paying him large on a long contract (shows dedication to the team) or a decent sum on a 2 year (shows that he's willing to show that he can be consistent through to the point where he's still an RFA). He's either asking too much in the short term (he is overrating himself compared to others who have gotten large contracts/they were f'in large and we're just ending the debacle associated with that in Gomez) or basically setting up a situation where if they don't pay him huge in 4 years, he will get it somewhere.
As for the other players you mentioned:
Price HAS proven himself over and over again. He has gone through hell and back and man does he ever deserve his contract.
Patches has, what, ~4.5 million/year? I'm totally fine with that figure + it's long term!
You're probably arguing PK > Patches. Point is that it shouldn't work like that. They're both leaders in their own categories and if anything Pacioretty has shown himself to be more consistent (PK has had ups and downs and takes a ton of penalties). I love PK (this is why I'm upset about no deal), and I totally get that a young D will have to go through these learning bumps, but that's the whole point - until you iron them out, take something like Patches. Is it realllly that bad of a deal??
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