Nashville Predators: Best and Worst Trades over the Last Decade

Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators answers questions during Media Day for the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at PPG PAINTS Arena on May 28, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators answers questions during Media Day for the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at PPG PAINTS Arena on May 28, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images) /

The Trade:

This move at the time not only shook up the NHL world, but also the sports world. P.K. Subban is a transcendent sports figure, and he was coming to Nashville in a trade that sent away our beloved Shea Weber.

Many of us, including myself, didn’t know what to think about this trade when it happened. It was exciting to see a player like Subban bring his brand to the small market Nashville Predators, but crushing to see Weber play for another team.

It’s taken a lot of time to really analyze who won this trade. Subban shot up like a rocket initially with the Predators as the team went to the Stanley Cup Final and he was all over the airwaves putting the Predators on the map.

However, Subban quickly faded and was traded away unceremoniously to the New Jersey Devils while Weber is still a vital piece for the Montreal Canadiens.

I appreciate everything that Subban did for the Predators and what he represents. It’s not necessarily a trade that makes me cringe, but it is one that over time has come to light that the Predators lost due to longevity.