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01-24-2013, 03:28 PM
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Ozymandias
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Originally Posted by fufonzo View Post
No way the Stars give Benn for PK straight up.
PK hasn't proven enough yet. He's proven he can be a solid top 3 Dman.
Benn's proven he is a big physical first line centre.

Not too many teams trading big first line centres for top 3D's. Can Subban improve and become a top defenceman, yes. But at this point, a younger Benn has proven more and that's what GM's will be looking at.
As much as i hate Subban holding out, he's more than a solid top 3 dman. He's a solid 1st pairing D. He doesn't compare with the odd 90 top defensemen in the league. He compares with the top 30-40 dmen. That makes him borderline solid #1 D.

People actually have a very short memory, as there are things that Subban has proven, that guys like Benn and others haven't proven yet. Playoff performance. People seem to have forgotten how Subban frustrated pre-concussion Crosby into a hissy fit in the 2010 playoffs. And those goals against Boston, arguably the best Dman in that series not named Chara.

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