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Goodbye P.K. Subban

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

The Canadiens threw P.K. Subban under a Greyhound bus headed to Nashville.

In a deal which lent credence to the rumours that Subban’s larger than life personality was a problem in the Montreal dressing room, the Canadiens traded him to the Nashville Predators Wednesday for defenceman Shea Weber.

“Obviously, it’s a bit surreal but it happened.” Subban said in a conference call.

While Subban was diplomatic enough not to criticize the Canadiens, he hinted that the situation was less than ideal in Montreal.

“I’m just happy to be in a situation where I can excel and feel good about myself coming to the rink,” he said. He went on to say that he felt closer to winning a Stanley Cup in Nashville.

Earlier in the day, he tweeted that it was good to go to a team that wanted him. He said he felt embraced by the Montreal fans from the time he was drafted in 2007, but skirted around his relationship with the team other than to say: “They paid me a lot of money two years ago.”

In one respect, it’s a trade of equals. Both are all-stars and while Subban has won the Norris Trophy as the best defenceman in the NHL, Weber has been a finalist on two occasions.

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added 6:35pm, Below, Watch Subban on the trade....

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  Tags: p.k.+subban, shea+weber

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Nashville has one of the most exciting and mobile d corps around now!
Subban, josi, Ellis and elkholm….. Carolina is pretty nice too but with forsberg and Johanson up front they are looking better and better

Posted by DieByTheWing on 06/29/16 at 07:20 PM ET

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