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- Comment on Habs will play eight preseason games in 13 days; Kovalev criticizes Subban (2014-08-20 15:39:54)
The deal should be criticized. It means that he has to be over twice as good as Hedman this year to justify the extra salary. Hedman is likely going to be better than him. And for the next couple of seasons as well. The Subban for Yakupov and Nikitin deal makes sense, pull the trigger MB, do it, do it, do it... Beaulieu can definitely best Subbans 4 pp goals from last year. You have the possibilty of alsi adding a third top quality player for the second half with the extra cap space. That's all good news for the habs - and the Oilers get their much needed number 1 D.
- Comment on Markov as next Habs captain? (2014-08-18 17:51:08)
I put Subban in the same personality type as Gomez - and Gomez never got arrested or anything, yet we all know how he turned out. The same thing will happen with PK. You don't want guys like that eating all of the cap space. I think anything would be good in return, even a couple of draft picks.
- Comment on Markov as next Habs captain? (2014-08-18 16:06:18)
Emelin has played the right side with Markov in the past. I can't believe you people are against Yakupov, he has a lot of potential that Edmonton's fumbling coaches haven't found a way to tap into. Eakins is a disaster as a coach, MT will whip him up into shape. Вы против русского человека играть в монреаль? (to ukrainianhab)
- Comment on Markov as next Habs captain? (2014-08-18 15:46:28)
MB isn't that stupid. He had to make a panic move to get Subban signed or lose him for nothing next year. Why then did he not give a NTC? A trade will surprise people, but I won't be surprised. And of course there is a small risk, but Edmonton has made a lot of stupid moves, Subban fits with their team, and Yak is familiar with Galchenyuk who is the future franchise player for the habs. Makes perfect sense to me.
- Comment on Markov as next Habs captain? (2014-08-18 15:35:01)
The reason why a sign and trade in Subban's case works is because: 1) he doesn't have a no-trade clause (according to capgeek) 2) you have 3 young defensemen Pateryn, Tinordi and Beaulieu who need ice time. 3) there are better defensive defensemen in the league, which means MB paid Subban for concession sales and his offense. But let's not forget Hedman is getting $4M and was slightly better than Subban last year on offense. 4) Parenteau isn't going to replace the scoring of Vanek, Gionta and Briere. 5) The time is perfect for a Nikitin/Yakupov for Subban deal. Edmonton wants to win now, yak might be passed by their 1st rounder this year. Desharnais might be a throw in, if MT decides Galchenyuk is ready to play center. 6) Subban is a bit of a joker, although he has had good moments so far, given the personality type (similar to Gomez), big money is going to destroy Subban as a person and player because of his faults as a human being.
- Comment on Markov as next Habs captain? (2014-08-18 12:19:59)
I would give the 'c' to Price and trade Subban for a defensive defenseman and a scorer. Beaulieu can handle the pp as a specialist. It will also free up cap space to add another top talent at the trade deadline if needed.
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-05 19:08:23)
If the top 19 players by salary saved their money next season, they could buy the blue jackets at $175M in just one year. The top 50 could buy the Jackets and the Lightning in only one year, with a combined salary of $392M (excluding endorsements which is no insignificant amount). My estimate is, if they re-invest the ownership portion of revenues, they would own the league in less than 10 years with zero debt. As owners of the league they would have possibly $20M per year each for life and a monopoly on hockey in North America. Of course they would have to become freeman first by fornally rejecting their citizenship, since freemen are not required by law to pay taxes.
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-02 16:27:09)
Panicked, emotional move by MB, which means bad move. Ties his hands from acquiring top end offensive talent for years to come. I pay money for goals, and for goaltending. Playing good defense is not so rare, and there are many power play specialists that can do a better job than PK did last year. Plus, on my personal hunch, it is the goofy, narcissistic people that you do not want on your team and who fail in the long term because of all of their vices. The only positive thing to take from this is that Subban can be traded probably for a pick and/or prospect.
- Comment on Habs’ Subban already in gym training for next season; Gorges could be on way out (2014-06-30 11:11:42)
Ok, I just read the CBA articles concerning salary arbitration. Apparently teams are allowed to use other players around the league as comparables in a player salary arbitration case, however these are already known by June 5 because they are chosen by the NHL before that date. If Victor Hedman is on the list, then I really believe Subban is worth less than him. I would certainly want Hedman on my team ahead of Subban. If he's only getting $4m/ season, then Subban should not make more than that. But I would still offer $5-6.5m/ season just because of the pressure to play in montreal, and he would probably take it. It's pretty simple to me. If he doesn't take the offer, trade him for Hedman. It's kinda unfortunate that they would allow a player to handcuff a team by asking for arbitration just a few days before the deadline [July 5]. That doesn't give a team much time to make an offer. It seems that the best case would be to make a final offer well in advance of the deadline, at least 6-12 months in advance. If he doesn't take it, then use the time to find a good trade. This is a major blunder by MB if he has to pay a defenseman of Subban's caliber over $5-6m/year. That's what happens when you're asleep at the switch. They should know that he's not really a restricted free agent because of the possibility of salary arbitration, he's really unrestricted. MB could have gotten two NHL players easily in return for Subban and his 4 power play goals. It's obvious to me, any player getting close to the maximum needs to be able to score, which means needs to be a forward. There are plenty of good defensmen who do a good job on defense, it's not that rare to find. MB should trade him right now. Let another team break the bank for his 4 measly power play goals. For an 8m player I'm looking for 40+ goals per season.
- Comment on Habs’ Subban already in gym training for next season; Gorges could be on way out (2014-06-30 01:45:59)
I assume that MB knows what he's doing, even though even the best make mistakes sometimes. But if I'm MB, I'm going to sign Subban last. Get everyone back from last year if possible, you don't want to change the chemistry of the team too much if it has had success. Signing Subban at over $6.7m is obviously an error in judgment. Because the compensation at that level is 2 first round picks and then some, which is too high a price for any team for Subban. If it's too high for other teams, it should be too high for MB too. Thus, I would offer him, once the entire team is assembled for next year, $5-6m on a 5+ year contract. He'll take it. He would be stupid not too, and become an Eric Lindros and hold out for more money.