At the HIO Financial Desk, we consider this a low-ball offer for a player of P.K.’s calibre and potential. Subban made $875,000 on the final year of his three-year entry-level contract.
A salary of $2.75 million would make Subban – whose average ice time of 24:18, in all situations, led the team last season – the fourth-highest paid defenceman on the Canadiens, behind Andre Markov at $5.75 million, Tomas Kaberle at $4.25 million and Josh Gorges at $3.9 million.
It is also noteworthy that Gorges’ new deal is for six years.
Subban would make $750,000 more than Alexei Emelin.
Ain’t gonna happen.
No one is suggesting P.K. deserves (Shea, not Yannick) Weber money.
And in terms of second contracts, Subban isn’t going to get a seven-year, $35-million deal like Erik Karlsson’s.
But if Anaheim can give Sheldon Souray $12 million for three years …