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01-28-2013, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by DenverHabsFan View Post
If MB has so many doubts, he should cash in with a trade. There are plenty of overhyped prospects who get traded, like EJ or the Schenn brothers or even Jeff Carter. That's how the Flyers ended up with Sean Couturier. You either believe in PK and lock him up long-term cheap or you move on. The bridge idea will only end up costing the Habs a lot more money.

Anyway, not that it makes a difference at this point since MB will sign him to that lowball contract. I just hope that they don't crush PK's enthusiasm in the process. That would really suck. When you feel like your employer treats you unfairly, you may act like a pro for a while but then you look for another place to work the first chance you get. Just saying.
Even if Habs mgmt have doubts, there's little risk involved signing Subban to a long-term contract, hometown discount or not. If he doesn't reach the expected ceiling, some teams will still be interested in him somewhere down the line. There are always takers even when the contracts are big. See Richards, Carter, Campbell, etc, for different reasons. I don't see a problem with a 3.5-to-5 million multiple year contract. Front-loaded, back-loaded, whatever.

Don't trade PK now. Sign him and if you're not satisfied with his progress/results/1ceiling, make a trade happen somewhere down the line.

It's time we stop letting go of our assets.

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