Originally Posted by Bnhershy
What has Subban accomplished relative to his peers that makes him worth 5+ mill?
Doughty was a norris finalist and olympic gold medal winner, 7
Karlsson won the norris, 6.5
Myers won the calder, 5.5
In no way does he have the credentials to command that kind of salary on his 2nd contract!
He's definitely more in the range of:
Del Zotto, 2.5
You could make an argument that his value is higher than the above guys so lets say 4-4.5.
But to go out and publicly say you're worth more than 5 mill and refuse to negotiate like the rest of the core of your team (Price Gorges Pacio) is downright greedy.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE PK. But if this is how the negotiation is going to go, making a good trade is a logical solution. Unfortunately there isn't a young stud Dman available out there so a young stud forward will have to do.
He's accomplished more than Carlson and Hedman, in a shorter time, and is more valuable to his team than Carlson and Hedman are to their clubs.
Myers won a Calder, but has been average since, and that comparable works in PK's favour.
Karlsson and Doughty, agreed they are worth more, and get more than 5m/year. Karlsson could have held out for more than 6.5m/year if he wanted, and let's be honest Doughty had to hold out to get his contract.
NYR got a great deal for MDZ, he could have got a bigger contract IMO.
It pains me to argue in his favour, as I'm not a big PK fan. I would be surprised if this settles out at any less than 4.75m/year.