Thread: Proposal: Edler for PK Subban
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01-14-2013, 02:24 PM
Pierre Dagenais
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Originally Posted by Vankiller Whale View Post
That might only be true because we traded Edler. Not to mention the 1st might very easily end up skewing the value towards Montreal in the long-run.

I get you have worries that you might not be able to re-sign Edler. It's still a huge overpayment from our POV. No way do we trade the best player in the deal, and then add.
Trades are evaluated by player values, not player skill. As good as Edler is, he is not worth PK Subban in his current contract situation. If he was signed long-term, yes he would be worth more.

You can't expect to trade an older, soon-to-be UFA, Edler for a younger, RFA, PK Subban with loads of potential without having to add. I mean, what GM would trade away our best defenseman for 48 games of a great defenseman in Edler?

And plus, a late first rounder is really not worth that much. Look at all the past first rounders drafted from 20-30, good players but few GREAT players with Subban potential.

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