He is a complete rearguard.” Subban’s flashy, risk-taking style appeared at times to be at odds with coach Michel Therrien’s more conservative approach and questions were raised about his popularity with his teammates this season.
He was passed over in voting for a nominee for a community service award despite his much-publicized pledge last fall of $10 million to the Montreal Children’s Hospital, where the entrance was renamed the P.K.
He got the bigger, more defensively dependable player he was likely seeking in Weber, one of the NHL’s premier rearguards who at nearly 31, is more than three years older than the 27-year-old Subban.
The six-foot-four native of Sicamous, B.C., brings a booming shot that helped him lead the NHL with 14 power play goals last season.
Subban is an elite offensive defenceman with tremendous skill and contagious energy that makes the Nashville Predators a better team now and into the future,” said Nashville GM David Poile.