2013 Post-Mortem - Bergevin's Best/Worst Moves
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05-10-2013, 10:04 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
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From the beginning, I was against low balling Subban and get him to sign a bridge contract. Half of the fanbase supported MB at the time. Now people start to realize it was a big mistake from MB to sign Subban short term.
See HiggsBozon's post above
Subban's bridge contract will keep going through next season where the cap decreases, giving us the opportunity to add some much-needed elements to our roster. By the time his contract extension is effective, the cap will probably be back up to 70M, with guys like Markov and Gionta finishing their contract.
It gives Bergevin cap room and growth move on the short-term, he chose to do this even if he has to pay PK 2M more per season than he would have, which, when you think about it, is minor when it comes down to signing a franchise d-man.
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