P.K. Subban and his agent have rejected the initial offer put forth by the Canadiens, which was, according to RDS, $2.75 million a year for two years ($5.5).
As Mike Boone at Hockey Inside/Out mentioned, it would put PK fourth-highest behind Andrei Markov ($5.75), Tomas Kaberle ($4.25), and Josh Gorges ($3.9), which just doesn’t seem fair considering the major role the young fellow has been placed in.
PK deserves a nice raise over the $875,000 he collected last year, and $2.75 million would indeed be a nice raise, although it’s not enough. Hopefully he and his agent will come back soon with a figure that’s not ridiculous, and one that makes everyone happy, including us. Maybe $3.5 million a year? Close to Gorges? Why not?
And doesn’t it burn your ass to be reminded that Tomas Kaberle is the second-highest defenceman on the team, being paid, but not earning, $4.25 million.