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01-21-2013, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan View Post
I'm still waiting for all these ''trade P.K.'' folks to come up with a non-Seth Jones solution as to how we acquire a top pairing defenceman to replace him in the next 5-10 years. The odds of drafting a top pairing defenceman are ridiculously small and it's probably even harder to trade or sign for one.

Also, Hall is 6 M cap hit.
I'm even more skeptical than you are.

I don't think replacing Subban with Jones is a "solution", I think it's a lateral move.

The solution imho is a Jones-Subban first pairing, or, some other, weaker first pairing with Subban compensated by a superior forward corps that includes whoever we draft in the top-5 this year.

We're a basement team with or without Subban this year. However, he is a part of the solution if we want to return to bubble team status by 2014 and to contender status by 2015.

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