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01-18-2013, 06:58 PM
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If he stays a 35-45pt player and does all the things he does, is he worth 6mil?

Just asking because the last thing I would want is if he plateaus below expectations and we have him for a long term. Heck, even one bad year early on in a 5yr contract would make the Hab nation (media, fans etc) go nuts and pretty much boo him consistently just like, well, everyone else like Price, Gomez, Breezy etc. etc.

It seems like long contracts are just a bad idea in Habs land for any player unless we are dead sure they are super stars and would play up to their potential which I don't think Subban is at this moment. Sure, long term for cheap is an exception but upper $$$ for someone we aren't too sure of yet? Seems mighty risky.

If he stays the way he is now and 6mil is okay, then sure, go for it. Otherwise, go shorter $$$ for a shorter contract and see how he is after.

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