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01-27-2013, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Habaddict View Post
I believe there is a 7 year max in the new CBA. So that would be 4 RFA years,
and 3 UFA years. If the RFAs are worth 4-4-5-5, and the UFAs 7-7-7, that makes
39 over 7 years, or 5.5 . Given the cap is going down, these numbers might be
a bit generous. Still 5 per year is about the minimum we could get that many years
No one can predict any ones career. But Subban is a safer prediction than most.
We have seen his level of play without further improvement, and he already
contributes a lot.( and I don't care whether he should be labeled a #1 or not)
At his age he is very likely to improve. With his tool he could improve a great
deal. So the chance 7 years at 5mil becomes a bad contract is small. It is at
least as likely that it becomes a bargain.
And, from a cap prospective, the shape of those years is good for the Habs.
Any over-payment likely fall in the first year or two, while we have cap room.
In return we may have a bargain during the years we hope to have a contender,
when we may need all the cap space we can find.
So overpay while we have cap room?

And then we will not be able to add players that will fill the needs that this team has because Subban's overpayment will not allow much maneuvering for UFAs and trades.

So basically we will have the same team that we had last year when we finished in last place.

The only difference is that PK Subban will be making a hell of a lot more money than he did last year.

What the **** kind of management is that?

Doing the same thing over and over again (with failure) but paying more to do the same thing over and over again IS truly the definition of insanity.

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