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05-30-2013, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by hockeyfan2k11 View Post
This thread was greatness. Only small group of us were complaining about the contract and his inconsistent play. He followed that up by having a weak regular season and terrible post season.

"but but but the cap is going to go up...this is a great deal!"

I remember that thread, I was pretty much alone in there aside from a couple others. I was attacked daily by the fan boy club. It is what it is. Some were suggesting8-8.5m, others were suggesting 60-70m. Almost everyone was happy with 6.5million. others were arguing for 10 year contracts ect ect. Not an inch of foresight in the entire thread for the most part.

I argued that 6.5 m was way too steep for his current accomplishments and there was no reason to rush to get this done if we weren't going to save some cash. This deal and the lack of deal for PK Subban are two of the biggest head scratchers for me. We actually have one guy who's play is like one of the top 5 in position (Subban) vs someone who's play isn't(Price). Before anyone argues hindsight, PK Subban was playing like a top 5 dman prior to this year too, he just didn't have the godly point totals to get recognition, his stats in all 3 zones were elite. Many here didn't even know it, so I'll take their player evaluation skills with a grain of salt.

We decided that the guy who embraces playing in Montreal and thrives in pressure situations needed to improve as a person. Bergevin got these two backwards imo.

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