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01-18-2013, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
I'm presuming it's impossible to have him signed at 4.5M or 5M DURING his prime, though.

But that's why I have the $50M/8yr $5-5-6-6-7-7-7-7M deal on the table, basically. I'm acknowledging my belief that he'll be worth the moon, essentially, in his prime, and willing to put that in writing. And have a slight premium on his cap hit in the meantime. Basically, it's the bridge deal already at $5M for two years, plus an extension for 6 more years that ought to look pretty generous from here, but actually, if he ends up being as good as I expect, will only be "fair" for what he does at the time. Maybe even a little bit of a bargain near the end if inflation is strong.

For me, he could have that, or... just the $5-5M 2-year deal now. I don't see why he wouldn't take the 8-years instead though, since term and security should be of value there.

Of course, obviously the Habs are offering numbers a lot lower than mine. Obviously? Well, they must be... I would be rather shocked and disappointed if PK's camp wants something bigger than what my offers would be.
Agreed with you post...I'd have no problem with that type of deal, 8yr 50M, right now.

I really don't think it would be beneficial to the Habs to nickel & dime Subban right now just to ease cap restrictions in the short term.

When you evaluate your team, you have to figure out who fits in short/medium/long term

And to me, it's obvious PK lands in the long term vision of things.

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