Trade Rumour Thread I: Post-Lockout Madness
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01-24-2013, 04:14 PM
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Well, like I said, I doubt those are the actual numbers. Where does that info come from? One side leaking it to get the other side to budge a little, most likely. But you keep insisting on going to the maximum of the range as well and using the full 3M gap.
What if MTL thinks Subban should sign for 2 years at 2.8M because he's comparable but slightly better than MDZ? And Subban wants 5-6 years at 5.3M? Montreal is still low balling a bit and Subban is still overvaluing himself, but neither is actually THAT outrageous. In 2+ years Subban will, in all likelihood, be worth 5M. If he wants term, he's still asking for too much, but it's not INSANE like 6.5-7M would be. And if MTL thinks his second contract should be more in line with MDZ that's also probably a low ball, but also not insane for them to be thinking that way.
I understood those numbers as the difference on similar length. And with 3.5 and 6.5 as extremes it's not the max difference I'm using since only one has to be true (ice 4 vs. 6.5 million or 3.5 vs 6 million).
If the difference is for different length, then of course it's something different. Obviously Montreal will much less on a bridge contact than Subban wants on a long term deal.
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