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07-09-2013, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
We don't know what motivates subban, but you know he ate "humble pie" last year?

And better still, you think the bridge contract "drove him to get better"...

Have you no idea of his career trajectory prior to this year?

He's done nothing but get better & exceed expectations every single year. His "down" sophomore year wasn't even "down" as to those looking beyond the 38pts, it was clear that his overall game continued to improve...

Right now , with the way contracts are going + the fact that the organization played hardball with him & questioned his ability (which all but guarantees no team favorable deal from his camp), we're looking at a 7M$+ deal to extend him now, more than that if we wait & he has an equal or better year...

Eller, emelin, Diaz will all need raises, potentially significant, and galch/gally/tinordi will all require their bridge deals during this 2-3 year window.

That 2-4M$ we could have been saving on our best player is more likely to be a problem then you let on IMO.

? Edmonton hasn't been a cap spending team, their failures in recent years has nothing to do with what hall or eberle make (both of which have been progressing just fine despite the big deals).

Ur point doesn't not match reality.
Oilers were over $60 million last year and would have spent more if they could have attracted any players to an under achieving team. They will be paying RNH,Yaks and J.Schultz $6 million per season very soon as per what Hall/Ebs received. Not a good strategy. Why even have a CBA if you don't use it? The whole idea is to protect the teams from overpaying for the players before they hit free agent years. What part don't you get? Are you Tambellini?

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