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P.K. Subban on contract: “Hopefully it gets done soon”

Aug 13, 2012, 8:21 PM EDT

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New GM Marc Bergevin’s made some significant moves in his short time with the Montreal Canadiens, but he still needs to re-sign restricted free agent P.K. Subban.

The flashy defenseman told Dan Rosen that he’s not worried about parting ways with the franchise, though.

“I grew up a Montreal Canadiens fan. I love playing there and I want to play there for the rest of my career,” Subban said. “When it’s going to happen I’m not sure. I mean, it could happen next week; it could happen a couple of weeks from now. I just hope it gets done sooner than later … I don’t think there is any doubt in anybody’s mind that I want to be a Montreal Canadien, so hopefully it gets done soon.”

Subban faced some ups and downs in his sophomore season, yet he still proved to be a centerpiece to the Habs’ defense.

At least one report stated that he turned down a two-year, $5.5 million offer. Aside from that rumor, not much is known about their negotiations.

  1. shilo221 - Aug 13, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    5.5 mil over two years? If I were PK I’d giggle at that offer. Doughty makes more than a that each season and I don’t think Doughty right now is THAT much (dollar amount per year seperation) you better than PK.

    • namriverrat69 - Aug 16, 2012 at 12:44 AM

      In Doughty’s 3rd year he made $3,475,000. He his stats dropped in his 2nd and 3rd year although he was still a great talent who did not have stellar seasons. He show a great deal of maturity ( and did less partying) in his 4) in his 4th season and his inspirational play helped lead his team to win the Cup.

      Subban has a ways to go to and some growing up to do to be on the same level as a player as Drew Doughty. Some will call Doughty selfish for his holdout but that is history. What counts is what have you done for me lately. There is no comparison.

  2. hockeyfan1701 - Aug 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Maybe the Habs can pay him per “slew foot”. Wait, they could never afford that…..

  3. lordstanley65 - Aug 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    Cheapshotslewfootingsuckerpunchingflopartist. There ya go, Habsman.

  4. habsman - Aug 13, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    Wow ,Boston fans taking pot shots at a black athlete. Who would of thunk it?

    Racist scumbag fan base.

    • hockeyflow33 - Aug 14, 2012 at 12:45 AM

      From the same city that featured the first black NHL’er, first all starting five black bball lineup and many other notable race-related firsts.

      What do you think of Montreal’s recent racist problems?
      http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Impact+Miguel+Montano+claims+refused+sell+metro+ticket+because/6813330/story.html

      • micklethepickle - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:01 AM

        You’re leaving out a lot of relevant facts about those historical statements hockeyflow – like how Bill Russell had Boston “fans” break into his house when he was on away games and defecate in his bed, or how black Red Sox players had the n-word vandalized on their automobile.

        The fact is, I don’t know a ton about MTL (visited 1x when I was 9), but I’ve been in BOS the last year, and trust me – people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

      • hockeyflow33 - Aug 14, 2012 at 3:38 PM

        Those wouldn’t be fans then, would they? Those would be considered racists and much like any other place in the world, idiots still make up portions of the population.

  5. lordstanley65 - Aug 14, 2012 at 12:56 AM

    Hey Habs…IAM black. Idiot.

  6. lordstanley65 - Aug 14, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    Actually, I’ve been a black man my whole life, Habs. Does this mean I’m full of self loathing?

  7. mclovinhockey - Aug 14, 2012 at 5:53 AM

    Habs man, if bruins fans talk trash about dirty play, diving and crap like that, just tell them about Marchand and Lucic. The guy whose the best diver and ducker in the league, and the guy who could have been suspended about 6 times in a calandra year… Drop the race card. It just looks bad. Both teams have some great players and some that people have fun calling out every week… That’s what makes it such a fun rivalry to watch from the outside.

    • hockeyflow33 - Aug 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

      I’ll give you Marchand but Lucic? Come on

      • mclovinhockey - Sep 12, 2012 at 8:04 PM

        Sorry, Lucic doesnt dive, he is a monster but sometimes he is just too aggressive and throws pretty flat out cheap shots. Not saying I wouldnt want him on my team, just saying he is dirty, then again, my favorite player is Harntell so I like the style

  8. bcjim - Aug 14, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    The following players are very overrated:

    Subban, P.
    Price, C.

    Max P actually was a decent signing $-wise.

    Mtl going nowhere though. Enjoy the lottery next.year.

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