P.K. Subban Thread - 5.0 - The "Doughty Money Vs. Lowball Bridge" Edition
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01-22-2013, 04:43 PM
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"habs aren't sure of what they have in subban just yet"...
if the 2 year sticking point is true, I would love to know what is going on in MB's head.
Was is it that he (and therrien?) see that so many of us don't?
Every possible indication is that Subban is an improving young talent, who has consistently played well in high pressure situations (WJC, playoffs as a rookie, AHL on a strong team playing leading role... as a rookie pro).
That he has an impeccable work ethic, and despite the flair in his attitude, is 100% committed to his craft and despite the media exaggerations about "behavior" issues, shows a maturity well beyond his age off the ice (his on-ice lack of maturity is, imo, overblown, and heck, pales in comparison to guys like Crosby or Giroux, who whine/complain regularly, without the nearly the media backlash).
Either MB/MT are smarter than everyone else, or they are remarkably ignorant of what a star player in the making looks like...
you'd think that MB, with his experience around Kane (whose off-ice maturity is unquestionably worse than Subban), would get that on-ice performance is what matters most... the stats (as well as visual observations) are pretty clear... Subban is one of the top-young dmen in the game.
you don't have stand-offs over 2-year contracts with those types of players, makes no sense at all.
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