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01-26-2013, 05:31 PM
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Paladin2799
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Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
Something like Couturier and a 1st is probably acceptable, but in the context of a doomsday scenario where the Habs actually do have to trade Subban and I'd still be very disappointed if it came to that. I wouldn't do that deal for a signed Subban in a happier world. Couturier is of course very good, and may well one day be as good as Subban, but it's still not a deal that helps *BUILD* the Habs. It just swaps a great young asset we need desperately for another good-and-eventually-hopefully-great young asset, but doesn't leave us ahead in the long run. Normally you want to find a way to move ahead with your trades, or deal from strengths to address weaknesses. Defense is definitely not a position of strength for the Habs, even if big good young centers is a position of weakness.
I think that montreal should be all over a deal for couts and a first for subban.

Not only does it give them great long term center depth with pleks, eller, and couts. It also gives them 2 firsts in a really deep draft coming up. They cant come to terms with this player, I think that it would be a fantastic building move for the future.

I also think that you could also see pleks move at that point for additional picks etc leaving eller and couts as your young top6 center core for the next 10 years.

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