Like, seriously. No.
It's been what, like eight hours, and I'm still reeling about the trade, which I liken to the one that sent Patrick Roy from the Montréal Canadiens to the Colorado Avalanche - giving the star goalie two more Stanley Cups and sending the Habs into a ten-year abyss of mediocrity (and putting my passion for hockey on hiatus for some seven years).
And no offense to Shea Weber, a still-good defenseman who at one point may have been one of the two or three best in the league; unfortunately for him, Nicklas Lidstrom, Zdeno Chara and Duncan Keith were around, so all he got were top-three finishes. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.
And now he gets traded one-for-one for P.K. Subban, the Princess Bride, if I may continue with the wedding metaphors.
Just as most of the good stuff you want in a defenseman was synonymous with Weber until, say, 2013, that's pretty much when Subban decided he wanted to be a dominant force in the NHL and started to improve his defensive play. By this I mean Subban's pretty darn close to a Drew Doughty with more offensive upside nowadays, whereas Weber still has his booming slap shot, his huge heart and his leadership skills... and that's pretty much it; he has slowed down a lot.
He was third on the Preds in ice time last year, and his play in Game 7 against the San Jose Sharks single-highhandedly eliminated his team - which isn't very becoming of a captain... that's signed until 2025. Roman Josi's been the go-to defender on Nashville's blue line for at least two years now, and he got a few Norris votes himself this year.
I mean, c'mon:
Here he is wearing the Preds' white (away) Reebok Edge uniform, from Upper Deck's 2010-11 Series 1 set, featuring a small blue game-worn jersey swatch: