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01-27-2013, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by habs03 View Post
Look at Price and Pacioretty, both signed 2 year deals after their ELC and the Habs signed were able to work out on a long term deal that locked the still their 30.
If you cannot tell the conditions under which both players agreed to sign for bridge contracts, and see that it's different from Subban's, then I don't know what else to say.

Pacioretty: Signs an extension during the off-season of 2010-11 after 2 half-seasons in the NHL going 17g,15a and 14g,10a, respectively. Of course, he had that horrible injury and there was some speculation regarding his health, I'd assume.

Price: Does this have to be mentioned? Okay...the guy signs a bridge contract in the off-season of 2009-10 where he underperformed in the regular season going 13-20-5 and got outplayed by Halak in the playoffs.

Subban: Plays 77 and 81 games in his 2 seasons, has solid regular season numbers, and puts up decent playoff numbers. By far the better player at the end of his ELC when compared to the above two.

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