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01-23-2013, 10:15 PM
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Kriss E
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Bigger deals than those 2? Like who?
Not bigger than those two.
I said you don't have to be of the Karlsson or Doughty mold just to get a long deal after your ELC. There's a ton of players that got big deals coming off their ELC. There's no necessity to give out bridge contracts when you know you have a good young Dman. What's the point?? You want him to reach close to his max potential before signing him to a deal that will cost you twice as much as it would had you negotiated a longer deal right after the ELC?..
What's the risk really?

And again, from PK's own mouth, he isn't asking for anything unreasonable. A few days ago, rumor came out he was asking for 6y 24M. That is far from being unreasonable.
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By default.
And he did remarkably well.
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Saying that I said that PK Subban doesn't have talent is ********.

PK's got the dangles, speed, shot, strength and all that good stuff, but does he have the hockey smarts to be considered an elite talent in every sense of the word? Absolutely not.
Absolutely not, as of last year, his sophomore year. Neither did any of the Elite Dmen in today's league after their sophomore year. In no way does this mean we should absolutely go with a bridge contract.
If this kid had shown Elite talent, as in, top 10 in the NHL, he'd be asking around 7+M for 8years. He isn't.

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