May 6, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban (76) reacts after getting first star of the game award in game three of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Rumors: PK Subban files for salary arbitration

The NHL offseason was over and done with in a day it seems as the bulk of the free agent action was had on July 1st when teams were first allowed to offer players contracts. Most deals got done in a matter of moments as huge names such as Paul Stastny, Thomas Vanek, Matt Moulson and others flew off the market and to new teams.

One player who didn’t find a new team was restricted free agent P.K. Subban, who is a player many regard as the best defenseman in all of hockey. Even if you don’t have SUbban as the top defenseman in the NHL, he’s a top-4 defender and he more than likely wants to be paid as such by the Montreal Canadiens — or whoever. After Saturday though, the only team that can pay Subban are the Habs as the former Norris Trophy winner has officially filed for arbitration.

Subban will likely be looking for a seven-year deal with a little more than $40 million which is the contract that fellow defenseman Alex Pietrangelo signed not long ago. Just like how NFL players one up the last guy at their position to get a raise, Subban will look to be the top paid defenseman in hockey and the Habs will have to decide if he’s worth paying long term or short term.

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