The Trade Proposal Thread 2012 4.0
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01-09-2013, 12:48 AM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Benn-Subban only works, from a Habs POV, if one is convinced that Subban isn't really a very good all-around/minute eating dman who can support the offense dynamically.
as good as Benn is/will be, Subban is arguably better right now, and there is NO DOUBT that a premier top-pairing shut down dman with puck skills is of more value than a large bodied-scoring winger with only decent offensive production.
NHL 80 23 15 38
NHL 61 22 16 38
NHL 82 27 25 52
NHL 82 22 19 41
NHL 69 22 34 56
NHL 71 26 37 63
guess which one is Benn's statline, and which one is Higgins! Benn has a LONG way to go before establishing himself as a superior asset to a minute eating, point producing, charasmatic leader like subban.
interesting stat that may only interest me:
Of the 17 Dmen who had more TOI/game than Subban, only 4 others did not make the playoffs, and all 4 had negative plus/minus... none less than -10. Subban was a +9!!!
yeah yeah, i know, +/- is a very misleading stat...but go further and you see that of the 90 dmen who averaged more than 20min/game, only 7-8 are positive in the +/-
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