Originally Posted by Bnhershy
Myers has been average since but he signed the contract when he was elite. You can't say "I'm better than Gomez so I should be making 8 million a year"
And as much as I love Subban, he's only the 3rd most important Dman on the team IMO with regards to giving the team a chance to win. (behind Gorges and Markov)
Comparing Gomez's decline to where Myers is at isn't a great comparison when it comes to this discussion. Gomez has been awful for two years, and the team wisely got rid of him.
Myers signed his contract at a high point and still brings substantial value to his team. Subban brings equivalent or even more value to the Habs. If given the choice, my guess is more teams would pick Subban over Myers, or it would be a wash. Like I said earlier, the Myers comparison works in PK's favour.
Should Eberle/Hall get a lesser contract because they didn't win a Calder when they re-sign as RFAs. Landeskog won a Calder, but will get less money than RNH when their entry level deals are done, guaranteed. Putting a ton of investment into a Calder winner can work against a team.
Gorges is very important to the team, but has a different role, and bringing "no-knee" Markov into this debate, yikes. This is about securing a young franchise player going forward for the next 5-10 years, not about comparing him to Markov, who he will surpass very soon (like next week when Markov gets hurt, again).