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04-01-2013, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by MXD View Post
A player salary does not excuse poor play, but a player salary should actually set the logical expectations.

The expectations for DD should actually be RATHER low, considering salary.

Besides, on how Earth is this a problem with Subban?!?!?!
Like I said, you fail to include context.

Desharnais is relied as the team's #1 offensive center. Pacioretty is relied as the team's #1 offensive winger. Subban is the team's #1 D.

They're current cap hits are 0.85M, 1.625M, and 2.875M respectively.

Expectations change, those three are expected to be key players on the team whether their cap hits are low or not.

In the end, it wouldn't matter what I say if you have a preconceived notion that any hate DD/French Canadian player get is due to them being French. For example, quite a few Bruins fans watch Habs/Bruins games with the preconceived notion that all the Habs players dive. When they see a Habs player fall from contact, it is difficult to convince them it isn't a dive. I'm not going to say that there is zero French hate, just like I can't say Habs never dive. However, it is not really fair to suggest French hate every time a French player is criticized.


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