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The Made In Canada Trades Today

from Scott Stinson of the National Post,

Where the Subban trade becomes sad is that he was beloved in Montreal and donated $10-million to the local children’s hospital. Better get rid of that guy because he doesn’t play the boring style preferred by the coach.

Over in Edmonton, the trade of Hall was at least sort of understandable if you squinted at it a certain way. Yes, Hall was the Oilers’ leading scorer last season, though he would not have been if Connor McDavid had stayed healthy, and yes, Edmonton has for years now needed to improve its defence even as they kept adding forwards at the top of the NHL draft. So the trade of Hall for New Jersey Devils defenceman Adam Larsson at least addresses a key need. But Hall is also under contract for another four years at the fantastic price of $6-million per season, and he is just 23. In theory, he was a very valuable trade chip, one that should have acquired a better haul in return.

more on both trades

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  Tags: p.k.+subban, taylor+hall

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