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Huge trade between the Montreal Canadiens and the Nashville Predators involving Shea Weber and Subban: Regret is palpable for Nashville

Published February 18, 2024 at 7:46 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Certainly, the trade between Weber and Subban remains one of the most significant in modern hockey, even though both players are theoretically retired (Weber awaits the end of his contract).

Undoubtedly, it's considered one of Marc Bergevin's best moves. Yes, Subban was highly regarded in Montreal, and his departure was a shock, but Shea brought the leadership the Canadiens needed.

This leadership is still evident today, as the current and future leaders, Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield, have learned from him. And it must be admitted that for 23 and 24-year-olds, they are doing quite well.

Former Predators GM David Poile was asked to comment on the trade, and he was very candid. If given the chance, he probably wouldn't make the same trade again.


He adds that both teams addressed a need, but nostalgia took over him, it was quite evident.

"In the bigger picture, I wish Shea had never been traded. I'm being very honest with you when I say that." - David Poile

Certainly, the former #6 was highly respected wherever he went. Winning the Mark Messier Leadership Award, given to the greatest leader in the NHL, is no small feat, and he won it.

And you, would you have preferred Subban to stay in Montreal?

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February 18   |   678 answers
Huge trade between the Montreal Canadiens and the Nashville Predators involving Shea Weber and Subban: Regret is palpable for Nashville

Would you have preferred Subban to stay with the Canadiens?

Yes29142.9 %
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