P.K. Subban Thread - 5.0 - The "Doughty Money Vs. Lowball Bridge" Edition
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01-23-2013, 10:03 PM
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That is a red herring argument.
PK is (was) our #1 DMan because Markov was injured and the rest of our DMen would be fortunate to be bottom pairing or even worse, # 7 or #8.
Would PK be a #1 in Boston? Vancouver? Chicago?
Perspective is needed.
For Subban fans, he deserves the highest contract possible because he is the best DMan in Montreal.
For the rest of the NHL, Subban is not a #1 DMan and who has yet to prove he is worthy of a #1 DMan salary.
Yes, Bergevin is the Montreal GM but he must manage in the NHL where reality rules over emotion.
To those worried about trading Subban and not getting greater "value". Yes, be worried. For Subban's value is a lot higher in the eyes of Montreal fans than it is around the NHL in the GMs offices.
Subban would be the clear #1 dman in:
New York R
New York I
. And not only do we have a true #1 dman, we have one who is 23 years old, who has improved every year since being drafted - that is to say, one that is extremely likely to keep improving. You don't get that kind of value back in a trade.
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