No the contract must be standard structure.Island Nucklehead wrote:Can arbitrators decide how to "structure" contracts? I thought they were just one-year deals.Strangelove wrote: UMMMMM Phaneuf??
Subban will get 8 X $8m = $64 AND it will probably be front-loaded.
Karlsson got his 2 years ago when it was unsure if/how-much the cap would go up with the new CBA.
And yeah, Phaneuf doesn't even belong in the conversation bro.
I think the team has a 2-year option if it's player-elected (too lazy to look it up)
Besides, Canadiens wouldn't choose that anyway because he'd be a UFA.
Agreed, I don't get what the holdup is here.Island Nucklehead wrote: 8x8, get it done. It's really that simple, he's that important to their team (worth at least what Kessel, Staal Giroux, Perry/Getzlaf, are to their franchises). It will sting this year, but when Kane and Toews are asking for 11/12M per it won't feel so bad.
They're rich, he's an... "elite"... player, keep him happy.
Doubt this gets to arbitration...