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  • Preds Acquire P.K. Subban for Shea Weber

    http://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/103...tors-for-weber

  • #2
    Is this the craziest 30 minutes in NHL history?

    I like this for Nashville. Subban is in his prime/entering his prime, while Weber is leaving it. I think Weber's leadership will be much appreciated in Montreal, though.

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    • #3
      Agreed, GREAT deal for Nashville here. WTF Bergevin.

      Incoming Angry Mike..

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      • #4
        How bad is the Hall trade to make this the second worst trade of the day? Are we sure these aren't hacked accounts reporting these transactions?

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        • #5
          Damn, I like Nashville. Why? ....

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jasmine View Post
            Damn, I like Nashville. Why? ....
            Do you mean that you like them less now with Subban?

            I think he's going to be a great player there and the more I think about it, the more I like this deal for Nashville.

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            • #7
              Lets just say he is not at the top of my list and I was happy to see him in Mtl. :-)

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              • #8
                In the short term, I don't think this deal is terrible for Montreal. Subban is a better player than Weber, yes. But I do think Weber will play very good hockey for Montreal, and add some leadership and stability that Montreal is missing. The deal starts to become worse in two-three years, when Weber likely starts having a big decline and still carries a big cap hit. Meanwhile .. in Nashville ...

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                • #9
                  I'm officially a Nashville fan now. I hope Price signs with them in two years.

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                  • #10
                    The Predators seem to have taken to an interesting trend lately of buying low on guys thought to have "character issues". Subban, Johansen, Ribeiro, and Neal just off the top of my head.

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                    • #11
                      ... Subban is better defenseman than Weber? Ummmmmmmmmmmm.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by matchesmalone View Post
                        ... Subban is better defenseman than Weber? Ummmmmmmmmmmm.
                        I think it's a fair statement. Subban just entered, or is entering his prime. Weber is exiting his. The last couple of years it's been close and you could argue Subban has been better.

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                        • #13
                          Fair enough. But you just kind of said it like an obvious throw-away statement. There definitely is an argument to be made there. It's funny though, a friend of mine first broke this trade to me, and he was baffled about why Nashville would make this move. So I had to try to explain to him why it would make sense for Nashville. Subban is younger, and with Laviolette as the new coach they want a more fast-paced up-tempo game, and Subban fits that better, etc. Haha the best part is I even used the exact words to him "obviously Weber is the better defenseman, but it makes sense for Nashville because..."

                          So I was pretty surprised to come on here and see that people are talking like Nashville won the trade in a landslide.

                          That is a good point Josh. We'll see soon enough if it work out for them.

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                          • #14
                            But, I mean, come on guys, Weber was one of Canada's big three defenseman according to Mike Babcock, Claude Julien, Joel Quennville and Ken Hitchcock, while Subban was seventh defenseman. Oh, but Subban was voted the best defenseman in the league by media once.

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                            • #15
                              You know, in the end, this is probably a trade that is going to work best for both teams. Subban clearly wasn't gelling in Montreal and Weber is probably a better fit. I also thought Weber was quite a bit older, not *just* three years -- though 3 years can obviously be quite a bit in the NHL.

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