P.K. Subban Thread - Edition 6.0 - #BlameSubban
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01-24-2013, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by
P.K. also said that what he's asking if a fair deal in HIS opinion...
so, what's fair in HIS opinion ?
Pretty much what I wanted to say. I know that Stubbs is also a reliable source. But I don't think he really knows if Subban's asking for Doughty money or not. I strongly doubt that PK, Meehan or Bergie ever said anything going on in the contracts to anybody other than those who absolutely need to know. That would be stupid otherwise. I think Stubbs believes Subban isn't asking for Doughty money, which is very different.
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Well, we can only go on what we heard, otherwise, why even discuss it.
PK isn't asking for the moon, he said so himself, and Stubbs even said PK isn't asking for Doughty money.
You want to get Subban for cheap, or not at all, so you can go overpay for aging players on the open market?? Ya, terrific vision...
If you are sure that PK will become a great player, you sign him long term now at a cheaper price than it will in a few years. What will it cost you indeed? Knowing PK isn't asking for the moon nor Doughty cash.
All players are aging. Doesn't mean they aren't worth spending on. When we signed Cole, everyone believed he's over-payed. I doubt anyone's regretting that decision.
Offering a bridge contract has it's good sides and bad. This offers the player the responsibility to the player to make his own future. The reason for a bridge contract allows a team to resign a player to a more just value. If a player plays better and keeps proving himself good during this time. A team would reward him with an even bigger contract. But it also goes the other way. If a player isn't as good as thought, the player gets a lesser contract. This is a way to reward the player justly. If we know Subban could be a better player. And he knows he can. He could take a shorter contract with a decent sum and make more money in the future. I agree with your point to sign slightly low and long term. But PK wants his fair share, as he says himself. What is indeed fair in his mind?
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