P.K. Subban for Shea Weber and the NHL’s greatest one-for-one trades

“How often do you see a straight one-for-one trade that can really benefit both teams?” Steven Stamkos wondered this week.

Which got us wondering as well.

Stamkos was speaking less than 24 hours after news of his decision to keep his talents in Tampa was eclipsed by a pair of straight-up, your-guy-for-our-guy deals that knocked the hockey world on its collective Cooperalls.

“I was just as surprised as everyone else,” Stamkos said of the P.K. SubbanShea Weber blockbuster. “Those are two of the best defencemen in the game.”

Weber owns gold medals at the world junior and world championship levels, plus two more from the Olympics. Four times he’s been named to the NHL’s first or second team all-star squad. He’s been a Norris finalist in multiple years and possesses the scariest slap shot in the world.

Subban has two world junior golds, another one from the Olympics, plus a Norris Trophy. He has 278 points through 434 games and he’s only 27 years old.

How surprised would you be to see both these players enter the Hockey Hockey of Fame when all is said and done? Not very.