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01-26-2013, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by PricePkPatch View Post
So.. you say Subban should accept to play the bad guy and sign an offer sheet to help Bergevin save face?
I'm saying that the Habs have the leverage in negotiations by virtue of Subban being a RFA. MB appears to have drawn a line with the "bridge Contract" demands. He may back down from this stance in the spirit of making a deal and in a compromise. If Subban signs an offersheet then MB really has no choice but to match it (unless the comp was for 4 x 1sts or something like that). And on that basis he could save face and PK would be the "bad guy" in the deal.

Not saying its an ideal situation should an offersheet happen. But how often do they happen? How many offersheets have been successful? The offersheet is the tool of a desperate GM who has no other options. The Oilers were in that situation because no one (and i mean NO ONE) wanted to play there. The Flyers tried it on the basis that they assumed that Nashville was cash-poor. Why would anyone try it with the Habs?

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