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05-10-2013, 01:27 PM
E = CH²
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
bad move by MB...

did a poor job of watching game tape and personality homework understanding what type of talent/person Subban is.

there were enough indications, both of his on-ice play and his behavior away from the rink, that showed what kind of individual he is beyond the occasional flashes of immaturity.

people will cringe, but from my perspective, hard not to see the color of his skin as part of the blunder. you don't have to be "racist" to get subtly biased by the color of a person's skin.

If Subban were a white kid from toronto with the same career path, he'd have either signed a much bigger deal with his home club (like Benn), or been offered a big-time offer sheet (like O'reilly).

MB ended up with a very small short term "win" (and a pointless one at that, since the cap savings were of little use to the team), but it's going to come at a major long-term cost.

7-8M$ per year is what he's looking at, barring injury... that's ~2.5-3.5M$ more than we could have had him for the next 3-5 seasons. That loss of cap space is going to hurt big time with Galch, Gally, Eller, Emelin, Tinordi & Beaulieu all getting raises, and perhaps big raises, in that same time span.

big screw up on MB's part. Just have to hope he doesn't mess up the extension... Subban is a player we deserve to enjoy playing for the habs for the next decade+!
Agree with everything except the bold part.

My guess is that Bergevin listened to some vocal people in the organization who told him that PK was immature and a distraction in the room. He didn't listen to the right people if so.

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