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07-16-2013, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 417 View Post
There's an amount of risk to take on BOTH sides when you sign a contract

The risk that Subban took was he was going to take less money, in order to make more in the future. That's a risky proposition because as you said, should anything happen to him injury-wise, he's kind of backed himself into a corner.

Just like MB assumed the risk that if Subban continued on the progression curve that he had been on, odds are that it was going to cost him more to re-sign him next season then it would have at the beginning of this year.

That's how negotiations work...there's risk/reward for both sides

But if things work out like they are supposed to

Subban will be one happy and rich man (most likely the highest paid dman in the NHL) and MB will be more then happy to compensate the best dman in the NHL, like he's supposed to be compensated because HE EARNED IT.
Exactly it's risk/reward, Subban was willing to take that risk and only sign for 25/5 and Bergevin wasn't. Since Subban's progression continued and he won the Norris it's clear that Bergevin should have taken that risk.

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