Every defenseman with more points and a higher +/- than PK Subban during his time in Montreal:
– Kris Letang
– Duncan Keith
People forget how good prime Subban was. pic.twitter.com/v56V3rAVW8
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) July 24, 2023
But people seem to forget just how dominant the Torontonian was in his time in the Metropolis. Not only did he win a Norris Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s best defenseman, but during his time in Montreal, only two defensemen maintained a better +/- differential and collected more points than he did.
Of course, the phrase “people seem to forget how dominant he was in his time in Montreal” also applies to Kris Letang, who had some hellish seasons in Pittsburgh.
Letang, however, had one slim (big) advantage: he literally played for a dynasty. I’m not taking anything away from his accomplishments, but maintaining a plus-66 differential and collecting points galore (300) while playing ahead of Marc-André Fleury and behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin is simpler, let’s put it that way.
Subban’s plus-35 record and 278 points are far behind his two counterparts.
Very active on the Twitter platform, the former defenseman responded to Big Head Hockey‘s publication.
Love 🙌🏿 ❤️ tanger and duncs were phenomenal players to play against! https://t.co/BWNId9shqC
– P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) July 25, 2023
Without going back to the Subban-Weber trade, for comparison’s sake, the former Canadiens captain collected 320 points and kept a plus-33 record during Subban’s time in Montreal. This trade will continue to be the talk of the town, that’s for sure.
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