Thread: Proposal: montreal - dallas
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01-16-2013, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
I don't think a good - but not dominant/superstar - forward is as important as a #1 (but not superstar) defenseman, that's all. Benn is great, love to have him... but he's not any better than Subban overall. I think they are about equivalent impact. So then it goes to team needs. Habs need everything but a goalie, really. They need a #1D too, though. So no sense in going lateral getting the 1st line forward and opening up a gap on D in the process. They're both RFAs too, with similar hurdles to clear in signing them, so there's no advantages to be gained there vs. Subban being on the sidelines. And I'll be GM one day, I'm sure, so there you have it... it's valid to not be willing to trade Subban straight up for Benn.
I respect your opinion but if you discussed the strengths and weaknesses of both players it is really a no - brainer. How it is that Subban is irreplacible is beyond me. Mark my words that when/if Subban signs and he pulls some stupid stunt for attention, Therrien will lay into him like he's never had someone do before. Then he will be sulking on the bench and were gonna pay him Tyler Seguin type money for that. I really doubt that were gonna see an offer sheet for Subban for massive amounts because all teams will be wondering about the potential for dressing room problems. When you discuss intangibles between benn and Subban, there isn't gonna be much discussion. I hope the Bruins don't put together a package for him.

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