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01-25-2013, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Mats NAslund View Post
Gomez wasn't a contract negotiation he was dealt for...Montreal did not give that contract to Gomez....You need to compare apples to apples...Gorges Price Pacioretty Diaz etc are going through have gone through this same two year deal before being extended long term for big money. Free agency signings and trades for players with long term deals don't apply when comparing to the Subban situation
Yes, you're right that it's not a direct comparison. More of an example of how salary discrepancies -- however they originate -- are usually forgotten within the locker room. It would be interesting to know if Drew Doughty's holdout and huge payday from last season affected the relationships with his teammates. I'd guess not much at this point.

I'd also like to know if other teams are as structured as to years/amounts, or if it's just some Montreal organizational habit. I'd hope for a more concrete reason than some lame, "That's how we've always done it", excuse.

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