Canadiens vs. P.K. Subban: What’s next?
Can the two sides patch things up?
Both parties have drawn their lines in the sand, and now it’s up to an arbitrator to pick.
Defenceman P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens went to a salary arbitration hearing in Toronto on Friday because of a salary impasse.
Subban is asking for $8.5 million US, while the Canadiens countered with $5.25 million. Regardless of the outcome, the process has become very personal, according Hockey Night commentators Elliotte Friedman.
He continues: Everyone tries to keep it professional, but it's hard. Lawyers are lawyers, they do this for a living, trying to be as dispassionate as possible. But for players — like Subban and Habs GM Marc Bergevin — this is harder. It's not what they are trained to do.
Here’s a video by Canadian Press hockey writer Stephen Whyno that shows a subdued Subban discussing his first – and hopefully last – arbitration hearing.
But how can Subban and Bergevin patch things up moving forward?
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