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01-24-2013, 09:56 AM
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If I'm Montreal, I'm not looking for quantity for quality trades (like what some fans are proposing). Subban is a 23 year old, top pairing defenceman (arguably a #1). You don't trade talent like that for an average NHLer, a good prospect, and a couple of picks. You do trades like Subban + for Benn, or Subban for Yakupov, or Subban for a high end prospect +. Trades that get high end talent back in exchange for high end talent.
This is the exact thinking Montreal management should have. Trade young talent for young talent and not unproven prospects and medicore players or draft picks. Montreal is not winning anything in the next couple of years, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't add a young talented every day player to our core that should hopefully be competing in a few years.

For those who say Subban is a mess in his zone have not seen his improvement over the last 2 years. he went from a -8 in 2010-2011 to a +9 in 2011-2012 while being one one of the worst teams in the league and getting close if not the most ice time on the Canadiens. He plays in all situations and is one of those rare players that can do something that'll get the fans out of their seats whether its a big hit, a fantastic rush up the ice, or big goal when they need it. He had 14 goals his rookie year and in his prime should be able to score 20 goals a year on a couple of occasions. He'll be a big time player in this league and its not easy to step into the top role he has in Montreal at such a young age. This kid thrives on pressure.

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