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01-17-2013, 04:04 PM
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Blind Gardien
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I can't believe we're back to the lockout mindset all over again. They had months to talk in the summer. Months to plan the approach. They have to know eachothers' positions inside out. There really aren't that many different ways this can go. Holding on to the very last minute and hoping that the other side finally cracks, or gives slightly better terms just because it's the last minute...

Habs mgmt must have a different perspective of Subban than I do, since I'm offering $50M/8yrs. So that bugs me. Flip side, PK can't want too badly to play right now, which bugs me too, after all this lockout stuff you'd think the players would be totally psyched to get back out there. He'll know one of his options is probably a 1-year deal at something rather less than he wanted... but which will get pro-rated down and tax-devoured to the point where it's not so much less than it appears. He could be on the ice if he really really wanted to be.

Hopefully the new Benn and Kulikov comparables are favourable. The Del Zotto case is pretty much too far off to fit... truly a case there of a player "caving" because he just wanted back on the ice badly enough, looks like. Wish we had that.

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