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01-24-2013, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by ekof232 View Post

Now don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the guy and think that anything lower than 4.5 milions on a relatively short (2-3 years) deal would be perfect as far as the money and term of the contract go. He instanly betters our whole defeinve corps.

IMO, paying Subban upwards of 5.5 millions (up to 6 millions as per Subban's demands as far as I've heard) for a lengthy number of years in these conditions, while he hasn't proven that his offense can take the next step forward and while we hold his rights as a RFA fully, with no arbitration, would be asinine.

It would set a precedent for our young players to follow in the upcoming years (IE no ''bridge contracts'') and send the wrong message to older guys who've had second contracts (Price and Pacioretty), but the worst part of it all would be that it opens the door to further hold-outs, illustrating Marc Bergevin's desperation and inability to hold firm and true; ''Give an inch and they take a mile'' as the proverb says.
You just don't know the number. Your heard the rumors about 6M and Subban said that he asked for reasonable amount. Nobody knows the number PK is asking for, so you can not make any assumption at this point. I am taking side with PK because I do think he has shown enough in the last 2 years to warrant a long term contract. You have to remmember Patches and Prices did not show much after the ELC. PK case is different.

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