How much is P.K. Subban worth? 

May, 9, 2014
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It's a rare occurrence when a defenseman is in the conversation for the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Stanley Cup Playoffs' MVP, but in 2014 both Drew Doughty and P.K. Subban have placed themselves front and center in any such talk, and Subban could use it to cash in big-time this offseason.

Subban will enter the summer as a restricted free agent for the second time, though likely with a very different result this time around. In the summer of 2012 -- after some tense negotiations with the Habs -- he signed a two-year bridge deal worth a total of $5.75 million. Montreal shouldn't expect any such bargain this time around.

In January, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Subban would likely seek $8-9 million a year on a new contract, an average that would potentially give him the single largest cap hit among NHL defensemen.