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01-24-2013, 10:58 AM
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People wanted to hear what they like and anything else will rub them the wrong way. In the last year of his contract, Sourray kept saying something along the line of "I liked the city, I loved the fans, and would like to sign a new contract to play for the Habs" but his true intention was to walk away and test free agency. Subban told people what was in his mind and people around here quickly turned against him. People enjoyed watching a rookies played like a vet but do not like the rookie to ask for vet's money. Subban played hard every shift, every game. What would happened if he signed a bridge contract of 2 years for 2.5-3M per and suffered a career threatening or career ending injury this year. He was well within his right to ask for a long term contract to protect himself. You wanted to see the same Subban who played hard the last two years and not a Subban who played tentatively, worrying about getting injured. Why MB negotiated and gave a contract with MaxPac and dragging contract negotiation with PK? MaxPac has a good season and MB is comfortable with a 6 years contract but he do es not want to give PK a long term contract despite the fact that PK could play as a Number 1 D? It's all about Markov. He wanted to see how Markov recovered from the knee injury and made a decision about PK's contract accordingly. If Markov's knee is finished, you bet that MB would give PK what he was asking. From the last two games, Markov looked good. You can be certain that MB will never give PK anything long term and he would eventually trade PK if PK do not sign the bridge contract.

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