“It’s very likely still that P.K. Subban is going to agree to a long-term deal before this goes to an arbitrator,” Johnston reports.
“I’ve been told (the Canadiens) have a significant offer on the table, believed to be an eight-year deal,” Johnston continues. “In these final hours it’s just about trying to massage that number back and forth and get to that final point.”
Eklund of HockeyBuzz.com reports that it could be a seven-year deal worth just under $8 million per year. P.K. Subban would be 32-years-old at the end of a seven-year deal and 33-years-old at the end of an eight-year deal.
It was reported earlier in the week that the Montreal Canadiens would offer P.K. Subban $5.25 million at the arbitration hearing. P.K. Subban was reportedly looking for upwards of $8.5 million.
Both sides are hoping to have a long-term deal done before Friday morning’s arbitration hearing, and this offer from the Habs may be the best so far.
P.K. Subban has a lot to think about going into Friday morning, but it looks like a deal between the Montreal Canadiens and P.K. Subban is getting closer to being a reality.