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01-26-2013, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by groovejuice View Post
Not sure if anyone linked the Andy Strickland article about the Subban negotiation but here is a rather telling quote.

One NHL Executive recently told me, “You can’t pay Subban more because Markov got hurt.”

Full article here
Not gonna lie, this is one of the worst articles I've ever read.

First, the quote makes no sense and is given out of context.

Second, this part irked me :

How many D-men coming out of entry level fetch long-term deals? Drew Doughty and Erik Karlsson are two that immediately come to mind.
How about the other names he forgot to mention ? Myers, Carlson, Staal, Hedman, Vlasic, etc. No, it's much better to just mention the 2 that can't be compared to Subban to prove a point that has no basis in reality.

Then he says this :

The options are there for Montreal which includes picking up talks on July 1st or even taking a deal to the 2013 NHL entry draft. What’s wrong with getting to know the player before you walk into a five-year deal?
He didn't have the same qualms giving long term deals to Price and Pacioretty and didn't know them any more than he knows Subban ?

Just a terrible terrible article by someone who has very little clue... or logic.

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