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01-17-2012, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Commandant View Post
Trading a 22 year old defenceman who plays 25 minutes per game; is matched up against top lines every night, and is even for +/- would be a massive, massive mistake.

He's also apparently in a "sophomore slump" and his offensive numbers are down. Even with that he's still on pace for about 6 goals and 35 pts... which is not as good as we hoped, but is not horrible either.

People forget that a developping defenceman takes time, and sophomore slumps are common.

I still think Subban is on track to be a top tier dman in this league and I hope its in Montreal.

Speaking of Sophomore slumps, remember when many in the fanbase and media wanted Carey Price traded?
You wouldn't trade Subban for Weber or, a guy many on the Preds' board consider to be better than him, Ryan Suter signed to an extension?

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