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01-26-2013, 01:02 PM
Kjell Dahlin
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
Nobody is suggesting they give him a blank check.

Subban could give a little sacrifice if he wants to but he's not obligated to. And we should remember this. If he wants to be paid what he's worth, then I think it's a reasonable position don't you?
It is a reasonable position but within the confine of the CBA. I just don’t think that Subban has reached an elite status yet so I think the Canadiens should not completely overlook the fact that he is a RFA with no rights to arbitration. That’s why I agree with Gorges btw.

Plus, as I mentioned, a short terms deal may also be beneficial to Subban: long terms deals sometimes result in a player playing with less urgency. So a short terms contract may help him become the player we all know he can be. And that would lead him to more $$$.

Sadly if Subban wants to bypass the CBA and act as if he was a UFA, he will have to sign an offer sheet or ask for a trade. That’s his rights.

PS Just for the record: I wrote "sadly" because I am a huge fan of PK.

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