4. Marc Bergevin
A shocking trade that no one saw coming happened in June of 2016, with the Habs sending defenseman P.K. Subban to Nashville for Shea Weber. This trade drove the hockey world crazy, especially Habs fans who were upset at Bergevin for trading someone who has done so much for their city. As good as Weber’s been for the Canadiens, I truly feel like this is a mistake for the long-term future of the Canadiens.
With P.K just entering the prime of his career, he can only get better, and at 31, Weber can only get worse. Statistically, both players are pretty much equal, however Weber seems more dependable in his own zone and that’s what GM Marc Bergevin seems to like most about him.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the future for both these players. With Weber signed until he’s 40, you wonder when age will start to catch up to him and his contract becoming a burden on the Habs. You also wonder how Subban will look in the next five years of his prime and if that’ll make the Canadiens regret trading him.