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Predators Trade P.K. Subban to New Jersey for Santini, Davies and two 2nd round picks...

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Wow, what a move as reported by Elliott Friedman.  Supposedly they're opening up space so they can make a bit move to free up space to bring in Matt Duchene.  But the Predators have the depth to lose a guy like P.K. Subban and their defense is still one of the best in the league.  

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THIS IMHO is a trade that really helps both teams. The Preds shed the entire Subban contract making it easier to fix their forwards which have slipped slowly into disrepair, Santini is not a bad player, a bit of offense but very raw defensively, something the Preds are very good at shoring up, and a couple of second rounders to boot. Nice haul. Meanwhile the Devils who are staring down losing Hall as an UFA next offseason have added Kakko and Subban sending a strong statement to Hall and the Devils fans that they are trying. Nice deal all around.

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50 minutes ago, yave1964 said:

THIS IMHO is a trade that really helps both teams. The Preds shed the entire Subban contract making it easier to fix their forwards which have slipped slowly into disrepair, Santini is not a bad player, a bit of offense but very raw defensively, something the Preds are very good at shoring up, and a couple of second rounders to boot. Nice haul. Meanwhile the Devils who are staring down losing Hall as an UFA next offseason have added Kakko and Subban sending a strong statement to Hall and the Devils fans that they are trying. Nice deal all around.

 

I like what the Devils are trying to do here.
Bringing in more established and GOOD NHL caliber players to try and do what they did two seasons ago, and that is to not only make the playoffs, but make life miserable for any opponents they meet there.

As you said, pretty good incentive for a guy like Hall to stick around.... Subban, Severson on defense (have Will Butcher as an RFA to sign), Hischier, Hughes, Palmieri, Zajac, and Zacha up front (as well as the ever versatile Blake Coleman)...hey, not a bad group to begin to forge a contender with.
Of course, the question will remain...who will stop pucks in NJ? Can Schneider come back from wherever he detoured to? Is Mackenzie Blackwood the real deal? Is there someone else?

As for the Preds, yea, their depth certainly can withstand not having PK on their blue line, and yes, a nice haul of players and picks they got.

And the extra cap space will afford them the ability to make a big move elsewhere.

Like you said, good all around deal for both sides.

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18 hours ago, CreaseAndAssist said:

David Poile is one of THE best GM's in the NHL.  

Absolutely. Forever now he has built around goaltending and defense and they have stayed relevant during that time. The forward lot has atrophied, he recognized it and has freed the money to sign the big prize among free agent centers in Duchene. Essentially he is trading Subban for Duchene, Santini and two second rounders. Wow.

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