Sep 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban (70) makes a save during the first period against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins May Consider Trading Malcolm Subban


Boston Bruins to Trade Subban?

As the summer approaches, the Bruins front office could look to include promising youngsters in a trade that would significantly help their Stanley Cup chances.

Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Malcolm Subban split time in Providence with another goalie prospect Niklas Svedberg.  Teams searching for a youthful goalie would probably take Subban, 20 years old, over Svedberg, who’s 24 years old. Purely based on age, Svedberg would have to be thrust into NHL action sooner than the Canadian, and certain teams may not want to take that risk.

So, if you’re building for the future, Subban could gain attention, especially if he’s put in the trade mix with a draft pick and a fairly good player, for example, Adam McQuaid.

Some may say that it may not be in the Bruins best interest to get rid of the former OHL standout. Rask did sign a eight-year, $56 million contract this past summer and may be considered the Bruins franchise goalie into his mid-30′s. The goalie position, though, is so unpredictable at times; one season, a netminder can dominate the league, and the next year, he could find himself fighting for his spot against an AHL call-up.

On the other side, the Bruins desire a more well-rounded team in 2014, namely acquiring men with speed and puck-moving capabilities that the B’s lacked against the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Obviously, a bunch of targets exist for Peter Chiarelli to examine, but provided that the Bruins will improve from where they stood at the end of this season, expect Chiarelli to strongly contemplate making a move (likely on the defensive end).

Tags: Boston Bruins Malcolm Subban Tuukka Rask

  • Duncan Day

    I never said they should or shouldn’t trade Subban. I laid out the options. I like young goalies with promise, so I would make sure Subban stays in New England.

    • bruinfan

      I like him also but unfortunately I do not see him in a Boston Bruins uniform as a starter. I think he is more valuable in a trade.

  • John Valleau

    Tim Thomas did it once at the age of 36. Tukka Rask is only 25. Why not give him as many chances as Tim Thomas had?

    • Bratista

      I don’t think Rask has the Thomas spirit in him. He’s too technical to ever stand on his head.

      • bruinfan

        Only Hasak had that spirit and it is a feast or famine style. Look at the great goalies of the last 20+ years and he is the only one Thomas is even close to. Rask has more potential to win consistently than Thomas ever had.

        • Bratista

          Hmm, but only Thomas has the cup, so your argument is a fail. Rask can win in the regular season all he wants, but if he falls apart in the playoffs, he will never be Thomas-quality. And Hasak didn’t bring a cup to Boston either.

          Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but if their opinion hates on TT, then that opinion is wrong. Fact.

          • bruinfan

            Not dissing Thomas. Rask has just as many Stanley Cup rings as Thomas. Hasek won 2 Rings with the Red Wings. Sorry but your argument falls flat. One unbelievable post season does not make Thomas a god. He quit on his own team the next post season.

          • Bratista

            Rask has a stanley cup only as the benched goalie, he didn’t actually do anything for it. And we’re talking Bruins here, not other teams. Thomas may not be a god, but he’s a damned good goalie.

          • bruinfan

            He was. Past tense.

      • George Costanza III

        Rask, see the last two minutes game 7 vs the Blackhawks and the last two games
        vs Montreal. The skill and talent of Rask as he stoned them just like Price did to us.
        Don’t forget the Rask story before the Montreal series about how much fun it was going
        to be playing in Montreal. HMMMM as much fun as counting your paycheck?

  • bruinfan

    Subban is the third ranked goalie in the Bruins system and would not even be in Boston for atleast 2-3 years. Nik Svedberg is the best of all of them but he will not get the chance to prove that unless a catastrophic injury accrued to Rask.

    • George Costanza III

      Thats it Subban has Talent!!! Then by all means trade him away cuz we don’t need no
      stinking talent.

      • bruinfan

        You are an instigator nice try though :)

        • George Costanza III

          Talent see Kessel,Thomas,Seguin all gone and Bruins all done.
          Chiarelli Great draft picks,NOT, Great salary Cap GM, NOT, Great Trader,NOT
          Great at Tweaks, see one out of four ain’t bad.
          After years and years of the Jacobs cheaping out on the Bruins, Chiarelli is ruining
          that fast and giving the Jacobs a great excuse to stop spending.
          I’ve been a Bruins fan since I went to my first game in 1960, so I’ve been done this road
          of basking in the Stanley Cup afterglow before and waited 39 years just think only
          36 more years to go. Instigate This.

          • bruinfan

            He may not be GREAT at those 3 things , he is better than most GMs. Your argument is just plain awful. Seguin (plus Dougie Hamilton) would not have been a Bruin without trading Kessel . Kessel did not want to play in Boston. So was that trade bad? Thomas quit on the team. How does that have to do with Chiarelli? Thomas would not play for the Bruins and sat out a year (right after winning the cup) so Chiarelli trades his contract. Should he have kept that money on the books or trade his rights to the Islanders? Chiarelli IS the reason the Jacobs opened their wallets and it IS because they trust him to make the SMART moves. He is not like O’Connell or Sinden before him. Also you can’t instigate against someone who has already instigated, you have to initiate to instigate. Nice try though. Stop living in the past it does not always represent the future. Have a super day.

        • Guest

          You trade talent from a position of strength and get talent where you have less depth, or you could just keep his talent in the minors. I think he is an NHL goalie , if not now but in 2-3 years, and deserves to play somewhere if not Boston. Once again THE THIRD RANKED GOALIE IN THE SYSTEM!

      • bruinfan

        You trade talent from a position of strength and get talent where you have less depth, or you could just keep his talent in the minors. I think he is an NHL goalie , if not now but in 2-3 years, and deserves to play somewhere if not Boston. Once again THE THIRD RANKED GOALIE IN THE SYSTEM!!

        • George Costanza III

          Just think a #1 and #2 plus Colborne for the bum Kaberle who then walked with no
          return. A #1 for Jagr who then walked with no return. Horton and Campbell for
          Wideman a #1 and # 3 and again Horton walked with no return. So lets see thats THREE 1st round picks one second round pick and a third round pick. All we got left
          is Campbell now I like Campbell but for 3 #1′s a 2 and a 3, I wonder why we don’t have
          as much young talent as we should. I sure can see the Patriots,Celtics or Sox
          Throwing away high draft picks like Chiarelli YAH RIGHT.
          Add the above to the Great Cap management by Peter Chiarelli and you can see why
          we must sign old men every year.

          • bruinfan

            Yes we got the cup that you wanted and those players helped the team get it and now you bitch on how we got it. Kaberle trade I will concede on that one it was bad then now and forever. You would have probably complained if Chiarelli did nothing. Why do you care about the draft picks you say Chiarelli is bad at drafting? You cannot have it both ways. Keep up with the negative. Revisionist history is always easy. Have a great rest of the 4th.

          • George Costanza III

            Thats it thats the best you got, if the Patriots traded three 1st round picks along
            with a 2nd and a 3rd then let everyone they traded those picks walk away and got
            nothing in return. Then started trading or signing old men because they didn’t
            have enough TALENT to stock Their top two lines properly. I just bet everyone
            would be happy because the Patriots won the Super bowl years ago.

          • bruinfan

            One thing you are forgetting in regards to football is football has no hard cap hockey does. The NFL cap is a joke and we both know it. The Patriots make terrible trades also but I am talking hockey so that I will not entertain any further. Who are these old men you are talking about? So you think everyone who is not going to be re-signed should be traded? Last I checked in hockey in order to trade you need to take on equal payroll. This isn’t Basketball where you can sign and trade. FAIL. You are the type of fan that I hate because you bitch no matter what the team does. They trade for players during a push toward the playoff and it doesn’t work you complain, they do nothing and you complain, they make moves to create competition you complain, they acquire players that help them win the cup you complain. COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN! That is once again Revisionist history. You just point out the negatives. Stop living in the past and enjoy yourself while watching our Bruins. Have some faith and stop being such a downer. I choose to focus on the positive. I bet almost all fan bases except 2 or 3 would love to have our so called problems. That’s all I got for you.

          • George Costanza III

            The Kaberle trade was bad! it was a Christmas present to Toronto to say the least
            for a BUM then let him walk away. Chiarelli had been after Kaberle for years and
            he was is and always will be a bum. Remember Colborne value was higher then
            so for two 1st rounders and a second rd pick you should have got somebody great
            not a BUM. RAISE your hands Bruins fans if you thought Kaberle was any good.

          • bruinfan

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          • bruinfan

            Should they have signed him, come on you are just bitching to bitch. What would you have done, not let him walk?

  • Jim Paterson

    Keep Subban and let’s develop him. Get rid of Marchand and Lucic.

    • George Costanza III

      Why? Lucic doesn’t like losing, I’ll tell you a secret neither do I and I’d like a team of Lucic’s
      Chara is the one thats looked Old and Slow and tired the end of the last two seasons so trade him
      while he has value.

  • George Costanza III

    I agree with the post below, Trade Rask. But wait what would we trade Rask or any other Bruins for?????
    a goal scorer? Someone with Talent? You mean like Kessel or Seguin? NAH we like having Old Slow men
    on our top lines. But you know Cam likes tough guys not Mamby Pamby goal scorers with Talent,Rock em
    Sock em Robots for Cam that and a Goalie that can stand on his head, wait Thomas isn’t here anymore?
    OOPS, Never Mind. This message is brought to you by whoever is in charge of the Bruins Salary Cap or
    Good Job Brownie said W.