PK Subban has filed for arbitration

Subban files for arbitration

7/9/14 in NHL   |   ellenpiehl   |   14 respect

May 29, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban (76) handles the puck during the second period against the New York Rangers in game six of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY SportsMontreal Canadien's  defenceman, P.K. Subban is among 20 players in the NHL who has filed for arbitration.

Why is this significant?  It is because whatever happens at the arbitration hearings, which are being held in Toronto, Ontario from July 20-Aug. 4, is going to map out Subban's future in the league.

After the 113 day NHL lock out two years ago, Subban signed a two year deal with the Canadiens.  That contract has or is going to expire soon.   The hearings are probably going to decide if Subban becomes an unrestricted free agent or not.

Subban  helped Montreal go all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals this past season.

Subban racked up  53 points in the regular season, including 10 goals and 43 assists.

In three rounds of the playoffs, Subban scored five goals, had nine assists for a total of 14 points.  Subban also had a plus-minus of +1.

Before Subban signed the two year deal, there were rumblings in the media that he wasn't happy with the Canadiens organization and that he wanted more money.

This time around, it is going to take an arbitrator to make the decision for Subban.

Makes you wonder.  What uniform is Subban going to be wearing in October.

This story is far from over.  It's just beginning.

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