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Is Subban Available?

from David Staples of The Cult Of Hockey,

Is Pernell Karl Subban, the mobile, attacking defenceman of the struggling Montreal Canadiens, on the trading block?

Fans and commentators of the Montreal Canadiens are abuzz with such talk, but it’s not clear that Montreal GM Pierre Gauthier has a trade of Subban in mind, as much as team management has sent out signals it’s unhappy with this young defenceman.

In mid-December, Jack Todd of The Gazette reported that Gauthier and Jacques Martin were “bitterly disappointed” with the development of Subban. Just before Christmas, Gauthier suggested to his coach that Subban should be benched.

The belief that Subban is a young superstar who will help lead the Habs back to the top does not bear scrutiny,

continued and Edmonton could use him…

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  Tags: p.k.+subban

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Evilpens's avatar

AWWWWWW Such a Shame that SLEWbban is falling out of favor ! LOL

Posted by Evilpens on 01/25/12 at 01:23 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Well I can see why he goes by PK instead of Pernell.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/25/12 at 01:29 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Buyer beware:  this kid is not nearly as good as everyone makes him out to be, and his potential ceiling is not that high.

Posted by Primis on 01/25/12 at 01:35 PM ET

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Subban is not available but any player of his caliber (and high ceiling no matter posters might write) is coveted and I’m sure if some team wants to overpay in a trade scenario Gauthier will listen. You can hate the guy all you want (though you might want to channel that energy into getting a life) but the guy is going to grow and mature into a great asset. No one who knows hockey is worried that a 2nd year, 22 year old D man has hit some rough patches while being asked to carry the the team’s D corps.

Posted by Shaun from Toronto on 01/25/12 at 02:46 PM ET

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