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01-26-2013, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Petes2424 View Post
Pronger was a young defenseman who had major growing up to do when he was traded for Shanahan. Very similar to Subban in that regard.

Denis Savard at the time of the trade for Chelios was not thought of at all as over the hill. He was still well over a point a game player.

Obviously the trade turned out great for Chicago but at the time, Savard was still considered a top player in the NHL.
Similar in maturity perhaps, but Pronger was infinitely superior at the same age Subban is now. In terms of value, they are not even kind of close.

Savard did not have single PPG season with the Habs. In his final three years in Chicago, he netted 131p/80, 82p/58 and 80p/60 points respective, whereas in Montreal he had 59p/70, 70p/77 and 50p/63.

That is a sharp decline. Respectable player or not, most analyst consider Chelios to Chicago was one of Montreal's worst trades. Therefore, your comparison is lacking.

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