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01-27-2013, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Frankenheimer View Post
This has played out horribly for both sides. If Bergevin gives in, everyone will know they can get their way in future negotiations. If he doesn't give in, he will be hated. If Subban gives in, he will be underpaid and probably frustrated.

The only "out" option where everyone saves face is if Subban asks for a trade and gets paid at his future destination and Bergs gets comparable asset in return.
Bergevin has put himself in a lose-lose situation. Best case scenario is that a team offer sheets Subban, we match and Subban lives up to the overpayment.

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