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Subban wants $9M a year

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07:35 AM ET 01.09 | Recently named to the Canadian Olympic team, Montreal's P.K. Subban believes he's in line for a serious rasie. [Subban] will be asking for $8-9 million a season in a new contract, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. ... [Subban] is set to become a free agent at the end of the season and the Canadiens want to lock him up with a long-term contract. According to McKenzie, Subban will ask for significantly more than the $7 million per season Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf got in his seven-year extension. The Canadiens started negotiations with Subban in early December but there has been no movement on a deal yet. He signed his current two year, $5.75 million deal at the start of the lockout-shortened season in January.

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January 9, 2014  07:50 AM ET

One word - delusional!!

January 9, 2014  07:52 AM ET

Come to Dallas Bro.

January 9, 2014  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Come to Dallas Bro.

For $9M??? This guy is not the second coming of Bobby Orr.

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January 9, 2014  08:40 AM ET

I hope this gets messy.

January 9, 2014  08:48 AM ET

He knows he plays hockey right? No one will get 9 million contract, and not a Defense Man

January 9, 2014  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

One word - delusional!!

Some dopey GM will give it to him.

January 9, 2014  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Come to Dallas Bro.

Do I smell a trade opportunity here? Subban for Seguin and ....?

January 9, 2014  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I hope this gets messy.

As in .... you hope he ends up on your team kind of messy?

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January 9, 2014  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

As in .... you hope he ends up on your team kind of messy?

I'm thinking more in terms of organizational turmoil.

January 9, 2014  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I'm thinking more in terms of organizational turmoil.

Yep. That kind of demand makes it so.

January 9, 2014  09:08 AM ET
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This is the new norm. Get used to it.

Bunch of blackmailers.

January 9, 2014  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

For $9M??? This guy is not the second coming of Bobby Orr.

Wouldn't go nine... but if he's a FA, he's more than welcome down here.

January 9, 2014  09:11 AM ET

Anyone know how "long term?" Didn't read the article, or haven't heard what he could be asking for as far as length?

There are plenty of Dmen making 7.5. I bet they land around the 8 mark.

January 9, 2014  09:13 AM ET

and he'll probably get something close to that.

January 9, 2014  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Anyone know how "long term?" Didn't read the article, or haven't heard what he could be asking for as far as length? There are plenty of Dmen making 7.5. I bet they land around the 8 mark.

I think 8 would be the number...and versus his peers it seems like an ok number, it's high, but he is a top tier dman in the league so I don't mind.

January 9, 2014  09:23 AM ET

Just thought I'd throw this in for reference sake:

1 Shea Weber (NSH) $7,857,143
2 Ryan Suter (MIN) $7,538,462
3 Brian Campbell (FLA) $7,142,875
4 Drew Doughty (LAK) $7,000,000
5 Zdeno Chara (BOS) $6,916,667

January 9, 2014  09:26 AM ET

Just thought I'd throw this in for reference sake: 2013-2014

 
January 9, 2014  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Just thought I'd throw this in for reference sake:1 Shea Weber (NSH) $7,857,1432 Ryan Suter (MIN) $7,538,4623 Brian Campbell (FLA) $7,142,8754 Drew Doughty (LAK) $7,000,0005 Zdeno Chara (BOS) $6,916,667

Kris Letang (PIT) next season - 7.25 Mil

However, rumor is PIT is looking to trade him. Any takers? :)

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