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Did Subban Deal Signal Belt-Tightening?


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#1 OFFLINE   **LS**

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:52 AM

Did the surprisingly small second contract given to defenseman PK Subban by the Montreal Canadiens, along with a handful of other modest pacts for other young players, signal an alteration in the recent NHL policy of lavishing enormous salaries to relatively unproven young players in their first post-entry level deals?

Subban, after a four-game holdout, signed a two-year pact that averages $2.875 million. That’s an enviable raise from the $875,000 he made last year, but still a far cry from most of the exorbitant second contracts given out.

But now, maybe, the trend will start to reverse after the modest deals for Subban, Colorado’s Matt Duchesne (two years, $3.5 million hit), Florida’s Dmitry Kulikov (two years, $2.5 million hit) and others.


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#2 OFFLINE   Erik C.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:45 AM

I don't think Harris realizes that this has been the norm for the Habs for the last few years, and he's only saying something now rather than when Price and Pacioretty got their second contracts (To be clear, the last contracts they respectively signed were their third contracts.) because of the holdout, the lockout, and all the other hot button topics of today.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

I believe its a Subban wanted to play contract IMO.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

Right. You don't earn squat sitting at hone.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

Did Subban Deal Signal Belt-Tightening?

 

We can only hope.


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