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05-11-2013, 11:00 AM
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Lionel Mandrake
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Originally Posted by overlords View Post
No, no. The bridge contract MADE subban the player he is right now. You just don't understand.
Although I get the sarcastic tone, I think there's something to not being handed the key to the city on a silver platter too soon and having to fight through adversity as a real character builder. I also like the overly prudent GMs rather than the ones who are overly aggressive with their management style (ie Brian Burke). No matter if Subban breaks the bank in a year, if the salary structure is coherent and well managed, that shouldn't prevent us from remaining competitive, and Subban won't be playing on a contract he might feel underpays him in a couple years as well. Subban's the unchallenged best D on this team and will be for many years. I don't have a problem paying North of 7M for that kind of player. What I have a problem is paying average supporting cast, non difference makers like Gionta 5M.

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