Shea Weber is a great defenseman. P.K. Subban fits Peter Laviolette’s’ system much better. Both in 5 on 5 and Power Plays, Subban is going to add to the attack.
It was counted last season that Subban moved the puck 600 times more than Shea Weber. Those 600 times are going to be a huge help to Filip Forsberg. The puck will be pushed up the ice much more and it could often go to Forsberg.
P.K. Subban is an attack-mode defenseman and that is exactly the kind of player that will help Forsberg. Young Filip is excellent at taking a pass out of the defensive zone and moving down the left side, around people and making things happen.
Do you remember this double-ankle breaker from last season:
There were plenty more like that one. Those are the kinds of things that you can do when you give Forsberg a little room. He can make things happen in a big way.
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