PK Subban To Face Off Against Montreal Canadiens

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PK Subban of the Montreal Canadiens is headed to arbitration on Friday August 1, 2014. Subban won the Norris Trophy for the NHL's best defenseman in 2012-13. Last season, he scored 10 goals and 43 assists and played well in the playoffs. GM Marc Bergevin forced him to sign a two year deal worth an average annual value of $2.875 million two seasons ago.

The contract has expired for restricted free agent Subban and the Habs are once again lowballing. The Habs offered $5.25 million. Subban is seeking $8.5 million. Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman, Dion Phaneuf, signed a recent contract with an average annual value of $7 million. Subban is worth more than Phaneuf and deserves to be paid more.

PK Subban said he would like to stay with the Habs for the rest of his career. If he is continually lowballed, Subban may be forced to play his career with a different team. The two sides are set to make their case to Boston-based arbitrator Elizabeth Neumeier in a hearing beginning 9 a.m. Friday, with the verdict on a one-year deal to come down Sunday afternoon.

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