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Geoff Molson On The P.K. Subban Trade

from TSN,

While the city of Montreal is still buzzing from the aftershock of the P.K. Subban trade, Canadiens owner and president Geoff Molson is confident that the move will make the team better next season.

"P.K. was certainly a great player for our team," Molson explained to RDS at the team's AHL announcement in Laval on Monday. "But I think (GM) Marc (Bergevin) has done a very good job this summer to improve our team for next season with the arrival of new players."

Bergevin and the Canadiens made arguably the team's biggest trade in more than two decades, sending the Norris Trophy-winning defenceman and fan favourite to the Nashville Predators for star blueliner Shea Weber on June 29.

"Of course for Marc, this is a very difficult decision, but I support it 100 per cent," said Molson. 

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“Of course for Marc, this is a very difficult decision, but I support it 100 per cent,” said Molson.

Just wait until the season starts and you see that you’ve traded PK Subban for a slow, expensive turnstile.

Posted by Garth on 07/11/16 at 03:33 PM ET

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Pre-emptive damage control.

Posted by blammo from Vancouver, BC on 07/11/16 at 03:49 PM ET

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That turnstyle scored more points than any Red Wing this year, would have been 3rd in goals and tied for 2nd with assists. I agree PK is the much better choice (age, mobility, contract), but weber isnt garbage, yet….

Posted by elphantasmo5000 on 07/11/16 at 04:02 PM ET

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That turnstyle scored more points than any Red Wing this year, would have been 3rd in goals and tied for 2nd with assists.

In what way do the Wings have anything whatsoever to do with this topic?

Posted by Garth on 07/11/16 at 04:21 PM ET

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You said he was a slow expensive turnstile.

Elphantas is saying he’s not.

Posted by Pasha1277 on 07/11/16 at 04:28 PM ET

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Ballsy move because Bergevin will always have that trade follow him around.  Having said that, I think the trade will benefit both teams, Montreal gets the gritty hardass on the blueline they needed, along with some leadership.  Nashville gets the puck moving, slick defenseman with a larger than life personality that will help sell jerseys and hockey in Nashville.

Posted by bababooey on 07/11/16 at 05:39 PM ET

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Elphantas is saying he’s not.

Posted by Pasha1277 on 07/11/16 at 04:28 PM ET

Actually, funny thing is, he didn’t say that at all.

I know people around here tend to make up comments from others that they can respond to, but his comment was pretty short, you might actually try reading it first.

Posted by Garth on 07/11/16 at 06:08 PM ET

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A big market that can’t handle big personalities? Montreal might not regret this trade immediately but I’m guessing they will down the road. Subban will fit in perfectly in Nashville. It’s a town that knows how to mix hard work AND fun.

Posted by evileye on 07/12/16 at 11:30 AM ET

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