Let's lay off the D, the real problem with the wings is the PP.
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01-26-2013, 08:10 PM
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Why? The Canadiens aren't exactly falling apart without him and the only thing he has to worry about is another team offering a ridiculous offer-sheet in which case he still has the option of taking all the draft picks.
There is no scenario where trading his rights is a good idea IMO
You have two scenarios when you are at an impasse like this:
A). Stop contract talks and wait until either Subban decides to take the deal (I doubt it), or wait until someone signs a ridiculous offer sheet (also unlikely. Rarely do we see offersheets anymore.) This scenario bears no fruit. It's a dumb move for a GM, because you get nothing out of it. You get no Subban for the time being until he signs. Even if he does, Subban is probably guaranteed to bolt Montreal ASAP just to give Bergevin the middle finger for treating him in this manner.
B). Trade him for cheap, valuable assets. If you don't want to pay Subban, and Subban doesn't want to play until he gets payed what he feels is reasonable, then you trade him and get cheap talent with upside back who will have to play. If no side can come to an agreement, then this is the best option. Subban gets his cash, and Montreal has kids under cheap contracts to play for them.
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