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03-30-2013, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by PricePkPatch View Post
It's a bet he is most likely happy to lose. Kind of like insurance.

You are only upset because you want management to make every single right call with the benefit of hindsight. Nobody thought Subban would pull Norris performance level. Who can say said performance would or wouldn't have happened if Subban had been signed long term?

Now look these upside and downsides:

Down: we will have to pay him 1-2 M per years more than if we signed him this summer for 4.5-5.5

Upside: we have more capflexibility this upcoming summer. We will also have Subban signed for a longer period in the end. His 2nd "big money" contract will only happen around his 29-30s
It's not hindsight. Many of us were calling for the extension back when this was going on. Management should've realized that he was a legit number one and well worth the 5 mil he was asking for. It was a very reasonable amount and we totally screwed PK over with the ridiculous lowball offer that he wound up accepting.

Please don't sit here and pretend like this wasn't being said two months ago because the posts are there for all to see. MB has done a good job so far but that was dumb on his part.

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