As all of you should know by now, PK Subban was offered a 7 year, $49 million dollar contract. But what is also widely known is that PK and his agent are asking for $8-8.5 million a year for that term. Does PK deserve what he's asking for? Well, the answer quite frankly is yes. PK Subban is a once-in-a-generation type player. His electric style of play and charismatic personality make him a fan favourite(if you're asking Montreal fans), and there's simply no denying his talents on both sides of the puck.
But Montreal GM Marc Bergevin seems just as reluctant to resign Subban as he was last year where PK missed the first six games of the lockout-shortened season due to contract negotiations. PK took a significant pay cut so he could rejoin the team and settled for a short 2 year deal. But now the ball is in his court. If the Habs were to somehow lose Subban to free agency, the team would be right back to where it was in 2011, a bottom feeder. PK's Norris Trophy win last season should cement the fact that he will get a nice big contract, but Bergevin won't bite. Personally, I would give PK the league maximum contract. He's just too good of a player to let go.
Yes, PK has his faults. He can be careless and turn the puck over, or go for the big hit in the wrong situation, or even take a bad penalty which happens often to him. But his upsides completely override those. Good luck finding another D-man who has the booming shot he has, or the speed to get back in a play, or crush someone with his hips. PK's on-ice ego makes him that much more loved in Montreal, and for that I believe PK Subban deserves the $56 million dollar deal he desires.