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07-16-2013, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
The reason that some of us are worried that Bergevin will screw up the Subban negotiations is that he has screwed them up before. His reasoning in the previous negotiations, which he admitted to, is that he did not know how good a player Subban was, and he wanted more time to evaluate.

Further, this team has a history of discarding young, productive defensemen:

In contrast to keeping young, productive defensemen:

One list is longer than the other.
That would be the case for every team. players don't play their entire career with one team any longer. To list Hainsey, Beauchemin, and McDonagh as productive d-men at the time of their departure would be a gross exaggeration of the facts.

I am in agreement with Chelios, Desjardins and McDonagh in that they were horrible moves that I threw up in my mouth when they were made.......might even be able to throw Svoboda into that group as well.

The fact is that none of these move have a shred of relevance when referring to the current management group. I personally don't think he screwed up the Subban negotiations but hindsight is a wonderful thing that fans and media seem to like to base their reasonings upon. We don't know if management's hardline stance with Subban forced him to mature and improve his game....we will never know. Everyone is free to speculate but nobody can state definitively that the contract was a mistake.

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