exactly. there's nothing wrong with paying money someone deserves. nothing.
Well the point some of us are making, is he was going to be getting that anyway, and signing him now could have saved us at least a million in a few years. 1M might not seem like a lot but it could be the difference between chasing free agents and not.
But that's it from me, I'm happy and I don't want to spoil having Subban back. Subban clearly wanted to be back himself.
Originally Posted by Andy
I hope bad blood wasn't created
I think it was more of a "gentleman's agreement" that is Subban does what Bergevin asks of him, he will be rewarded generously.
I complain that Bergevin low balled our best young player into a hold out and signed him to a bridge deal that makes no sense. I haven't changed my mind. I was against the bridge deal from day #1. And I thought this should have been done before season started. I guarantee you that the 0.5M Bergevin won in this negotiation wasn't worth the hold out and bad blood. But people will understand this later.
No they won't, they'll blame Subban again. Hey it worked for them this time
Everyone who is ecstatic about this make me laugh.
It's a RFA signing. It's SUPPOSED to happen. It's not some big move by Bergevin. The surprise here is that this wasn't done before the season started.
Well said. I'm over the top relieved that Subban accepted this deal. Not excited about any managerial maneuvers.
Actually a good deal for Subban too. Don;t forget the $ 2m salary for this year is almost halved players are actually only getting close to half their salary as almost half the season was cancelled). So the fact that $ 3.8 M is for next year really works out for PK and a nice gesture by MB to back load the dollars until next year to make PK happy while still maintaining a reasonable salary cap
Because we could have saved long-term if we signed to the money PK wanted now. In two years we may have to pay 1.5-2 million dollars extra, where we could have had him signed for less at a longer-term now.
How exactly is 5.75 lowballing? That's a very generous offer. Not too high, but high enough that it's an investment for when he does improve. By next contract, if he's worth the big 7-8M, then give it to him, but he's not worth that– just yet.