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01-24-2013, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by axman88 View Post
Unless he does terribly over the next three years, he will not be offered a lower contract then his current entry-level of $3,225,000 (with bonuses). That is the going rate for a 1st round draft pick (especially one picked in the top 3). If he excels in Montreal and becomes a superstar then his next contract will probably be between 5-8 million on a long-term contract.
Right, Galchenyuk won't get a pay cut, but if he gets back-to-back 70 point seasons and they offer him a long-term rather than a 2-year bridge contract, then there's a double standard.

A lot of people are saying we need to underpay Subban so that we can underpay Galchenyuk, Tinordi, etc.

IMO those posters have a loser mentality. I am all for paying Tinordi, Beaulieu, etc 5 million a year if they earn it. I would be 100% ecstatic to see them get 5 million dollar/year paychecks if they earn it as Subban has earned it.

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