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P.K. Subban Traded To The New Jersey Devils

 

 

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Videos- Did Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Bite P.K. Subban?

First the evidence for you to view and below, P.K. Subban talks about it post-game.

 

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The PK Project

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 2, 2018 – NBC Sports Group and Nashville Predators star and entrepreneur P.K. Subban have agreed to a first-of-its-kind content partnership to produce a television special and an original digital series, both parties announced today. This is the first time NBC Sports Group has struck a content agreement with an active player, and the first such deal for Subban’s production company, PeeK Productions.

In conjunction with Glassman Media and PeeK Productions, NBC Sports will produce a special one-hour variety program hosted by the Predators defenseman that will air on Friday, Jan. 25 on NBCSN at 11:30 p.m. ET, immediately following the conclusion of the 2019 NHL All-Star Skills competition. The special will feature several vignettes, as Subban interviews some of the brightest NHL stars and entertainers, amidst a backdrop of fans in the heart of downtown San Jose, Calif.

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The Most Important Player In The NHL Could Be P.K. Subban

from Nick Kelly of the Tampa Bay Times,

This hockey star who holds the title of favorite player for many fans is on his way back to Tampa where he served as an All-Star captain last winter as Nashville faces the Lightning on Thursday.

In addition to favorite, important is another fitting adjective for Subban. His charismatic personality, elite hockey ability and the representation he provides for black athletes who aspire to play a predominantly white sport make Subban one of the NHL's most important players.

In fact, he could very well be the most important player in a league that constantly strives to grow and reach new audiences.

"He is upbeat, he's fun, he's easy to gravitate to," Nashville general manager David Poile said. "He's got that it. However you want to describe what 'it' is, he's got it."

It all starts with Subban's personality, primarily made up of charisma and compassion.

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Evening Line- P.K. Subban

“If we’re talking about sports let’s talk about money because that’s really what it’s about. You look at the NBA and the reality is the top players make more money off the court than they do on the court, so they can be more frank, they can be more straightforward in terms of the decisions they make and what decisions they make off the court. Especially in basketball, the players have more of an influence because they make more money.

“Someone like LeBron James signs a half a billion or billion-dollar deal with Nike and he’s only getting paid $30 million from his basketball team, so it’s hard to control somebody like that because the reality is he really doesn’t need the paycheque from his basketball team. He’s set for life and that’s not just in his case. That’s in a lot of the players’ cases in the NBA, so the influence is different whereas in hockey that’s not the case at all.”

-P.K. Subban of the Nasville Predators on why NBA players speak out more.  Sportsnet has more.

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Video- Happy Holidays From “Eddie”

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Video- P.K. Subban On After Hours

via Sportsnet,

Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban joins Scott Oake to talk about Predators off season acquisitions, musical tastes, video games, family life and being in it to win it plus much more.

It's a long segment, 21 minutes in length.

 

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P.K. Subban Cares

from Joe Rexrode of The Tennessean,

So Subban is buying tickets to every home game for a different officer and kid, and their guests. They’re eating a deluxe buffet at the Patron Platinum Club in Bridgestone Arena and then watching the game from really good seats. They’re seeing Subban before and after the game and getting autographs from other players. But mostly this is about them....

“I’m all for athletes and people in general exercising their rights,” Subban said of the protests. “I’m making an effort to build a bridge. Trying to create positive energy between police officers that leave their houses every day, leave their families every day and don’t know if they’re going to come back, and our underprivileged youth.

“I know that growing up I had a lot of friends in my community that didn’t like law enforcement. And a lot of that has to do with what they’ve seen. I think this hopefully helps law enforcement feel they’re appreciated. It’s a delicate topic, but I think everything with this program is positive.”

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P.K. Subban Still Cannot Explain The Trade

from Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette,

On the phone from Nashville, Subban says he has no idea why he is no longer playing for the team he grew up loving as a kid in Toronto, adding it’s up to Habs management to explain themselves.

“It’s just hilarious when people ask me the question, ‘Why do you think you were traded?’,” Subban says after a recent practice at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

“You know what? Let’s get a panel. We can get (Montreal Canadiens president and co-owner) Geoff Molson, we can get Marc Bergevin, we can get (former Habs coach) Michel Therrien. We can get the whole front office and we can just throw those questions at them.

“The reality is that I didn’t ask to be traded. I don’t know. I never got an explanation for it.

“When you think about it, I think it was two years before, we had a great team, put on a great run (in the 2014 playoffs) and I thought a lot of those pieces were still there for us to do it again. But for whatever reason, that was not just part of the plan any more.

“I can’t explain it. I can only make the best of the situation I’m put in.”

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P.K. Subban On The Protest

i just tweeted this and as expected, it is getting a lot of attention.

 

 

What P.K. said, via Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo,

Subban performed at a fundraiser on Tuesday night at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville, to benefit Comedy Cares. He told the audience that he would “never” take a knee during the national anthem, because he has too much respect for the American flag. His comments were sent to us by two eyewitnesses, and confirmed by the Predators. Subban, who is Canadian, is considered the most prominent black player in pro hockey.

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Video- P.K. Subban On Game 3

No need to watch game 3 on Saturday, P.K. Subban says the Predators will win.

 

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Video- E:60 Profiles P.K. Subban

It will take you just over 21 minutes to watch.

 

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P.K. Subban Is Front And Center

from Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star,

The day dawned sunny and pleasant in Pittsburgh, one day before the beginning of a Stanley Cup final featuring Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and a blossoming hockey underdog, and the only player being followed by the NHL’s fancy documentary-style cameras was P.K. Subban. There is, after all, only one of him, and he can’t help himself.

“Have you ever played with a personality bigger than P.K.’s?” someone asked Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg.

“I don’t know if there is a bigger personality,” Forsberg said.

It could be a big series. The Pittsburgh Penguins can become the first repeat winners since Detroit in 1998. Nashville is a 16th seed, and a fascinating underdog.

And it’s all about P.K., because that’s how it works. Montreal loved him. The Canadiens traded him. Their coach used to tell people he could never win a Cup with P.K., and P.K. is second on his new team in playoff ice time, matched up against Vladimir Tarasenko in the second round and Ryan Getzlaf in the third. He’ll get Sid or Geno here. Here he is.

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This Is P.K. Subban

from ESPN,

P.K. Subban is going to be himself, on and off the ice. Period. Now he just doesn't have to defend himself for being a distraction or, even worse, a loser, because his Nashville Predators are in the Stanley Cup finals.

"There's over 700 players in the National Hockey League, and if all of them sound the same, to me that's boring," Subban said in an interview for ESPN's E:60, which will air on Sunday.

"I'm young, so I still want to be cool. I still want to have a certain style. I want to be distinct. I'm not afraid to be different from everyone else. That's me."

That hasn't always worked for everyone. As far back as Mites, Subban was unusual because of his talent, his exuberance and the color of his skin. There weren't a lot of black faces in the pictures of the teams he was on in Canada over the years. Subban's relentless competitiveness and frequent celebrations rubbed some people the wrong way.

"I don't think a lot of people had a lot of good things to say about myself or my family and that's a shame because I don't really know what we did wrong," Subban said.

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P.K. Subban Fined For Diving/Embellishment

NEW YORK (May 10, 2017) -- Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.

Subban was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 707 against the Minnesota Wild on Jan. 22. His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident at 5:15 of the third period during Game 4 of Nashville's Western Conference Second Round series against the St. Louis Blues on May 2. Subban (embellishment) and Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson (roughing) received offsetting minor penalties on the play.

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Video- The Montreal Canadiens Pay Tribute To P.K. Subban

The tribute was done just before the National Anthems.

 

 

 

Below, Subban reacts to the greeting...

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P.K. Subban Returns To Montreal Tonight

from Arpon Basu of NHL.com,

Most of the Montreal Canadiens have heard the chanting before, more than 21,000 Bell Centre fans standing and screaming two letters after having seen something incredible on the ice.

"P.K., P.K.," over and over again.

The question heading into the Canadiens' game Thursday against defenseman P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m. ET; SN, RDS, FS-TN, NHL.TV) is whether they will hear those two letters chanted at Bell Centre again when he faces Montreal for the first time.

"Well I don't think the whole crowd's going to be cheering for him," Montreal forward Brendan Gallagher said. "Montreal Canadiens fans are Montreal Canadiens fans regardless of what sweater another guy's wearing. He played here for a long time, he did a lot of good things, represented the city very well and obviously the fans appreciated him. So they're going to show their respect.

"I think the way Montreal's always done it is early on in the game you give him the ovation, and then later on in the game they don't care so much."

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P.K. Subban Returns Tonight

via the Nashville Predators,

The Nashville Predators activated defenseman P.K. Subban from Injured Reserve on Friday and expect him to play tonight in Edmonton.

The 27-year-old blueliner has missed the previous 16 games with an upper-body injury. Subban had 17 points (7g-10a) in the Predators' opening 29 games before exiting with what he described as "a new injury."

Adding Subban back into the mix will be welcome addition for the Preds, who are also missing another franchise defenseman in Roman Josi (Injured Reserve; upper-body). 

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P.K. Subban Still Out

from Adam Vingan of The Tennessean,

During an appearance on 102.5-FM on Thursday morning, Predators general manager David Poile updated the status of defenseman P.K. Subban, who will miss his sixth and seventh consecutive games Thursday and Friday because of an upper-body injury.

"The update, unfortunately, is minimal," Poile said. "We had hoped and thought with the injury that P.K. might be close to playing and we thought he might be on the ice (Wednesday), but that didn't happen. We're still on a day-to-day situation. ... Where I sit today, I'm hoping that P.K. in the next couple of days will be in a position where he'll want to be getting on the ice.

"Hopefully after these two games, he actually could be playing Tuesday against Montreal. If that's not the case, then we'll have another update at that time."

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The Latest On P.K. Subban’s Health

from Adam Vingan of The Tennessean,

Predators defenseman P.K. Subban won't play against the Wild on Tuesday, the fifth consecutive game that he will miss because of an upper-body injury.

"A little disappointing," Predators general manager David Poile told 102.5-FM on Tuesday afternoon. "We all thought that there was a good chance that he would skate today with the idea of maybe playing later this week, but that didn't happen. We're going to have a little meeting tonight with P.K. and the doctors just to see where we are."

Although Subban hasn't played since Dec. 15, the Predators haven't placed him on injured reserve.

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Video- P.K Subban Bearing Gifts

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Video- P.K. Subban With His First Goal In A Nashville Sweater

On the power play.

 

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Montreal Canadiens Season Ticket Holder Takes Out An Ad In The Montreal Gazette

from CBC,

A disgruntled Montreal Canadiens season ticket holder says they will only be attending one game this season — when the Habs take on P.K. Subban's new team.

In a full page newspaper ad, which costs roughly $20,000, the self-described "lifelong fan" said the trade that sent Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber this summer has changed the way they feel about the team.

"Now, I feel anger, disappointment and embarrassment over the treatment of P.K. Subban by team management: the same sentiments that many felt after the Patrick Roy trade," reads the anonymous ad posted in Thursday's Montreal Gazette, signed by "Dr. CK and Family."

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Inside The Subban/Weber Trade

from Alex Prewitt of Sports Illustrated,

Around 3 p.m. EST on June 29, right before the news struck like claps of thunder—or, in one particular case, a bolt of Lightning—P.K. Subban was sipping red wine and studying the dinner menu at an upscale restaurant in Paris. North of his off-season home, Steven Stamkos had just teed off on the 15th hole at Goodwood Golf Club in Stouffville, Ont., and judged that it was his best drive of the summer. Across the continent, in British Columbia, Shea Weber was busy catching waves on the waters of Okanagan Lake. His cellphone, stashed away ashore, was starting to buzz.

Consider this: Had the NHL simply returned to its usual summer rhythm after the Oilers’ trade of winger Taylor Hall (the No. 1 pick in 2010) for Devils defenseman Adam Larsson (No. 4 in ’11) broke at 3:34 p.m., talking heads and fans would have considered themselves well-fed. Instead, six minutes before the hour, an even bigger blockbuster hit Twitter—Subban to Nashville, Weber to Montreal, a straight-up swap of the league’s two highest-paid defensemen, made even more intriguing by their divergent playing styles and dispositions. “People said it was a hockey trade,” Subban says. “I think it’s the furthest from that. I think it was a personality trade.”

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P.K. Subban’s New Band Of Brothers

from Adam Vingan of The Tennessean,

This is where the defenseman has spent his NHL career — in the glare of the spotlight. It has followed him from Montreal to Nashville, where he was traded June 29 for former Predators captain Shea Weber.

The hockey world will be watching as Subban fully begins the process of adjusting to his new, significantly different surroundings.

"It's been a lot of ups and downs emotionally, for sure," Subban said of his frenzied offseason. "Playing in Montreal for six years, being drafted in 2007, a lot of great moments in that organization. The positive moments outweigh the negative ones, so it was a positive experience for me playing in Montreal, but now it's just time for me to turn the page. It's a new chapter. A swap was made and now I've got to look forward to the rest of my career here in Nashville.

"Coming into a new dressing room, it's exciting. Meeting new players, new management, new staff, it's an exciting time. For me, at 27 years old with no family or any children or anything like that, it's like you get a bunch of new brothers."

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The “Culture” Trade

from Josh Lile at WFAA,

The discussion that will never die keeps…not dying. This time we can blame Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens for lighting the cigarette near the gas leak by trading P.K. Subban for the probably washed up Shea Weber. (Special shout out to the man who traded Tyler Seguin for also trading Taylor Hall at almost the exact same time. What a stroke of good fortune for Peter Chiarelli.)

Today’s choose-your-own-adventure is built around the word “culture.” Culture is important. Culture isn’t important. Maybe culture is important, but overrated. You can’t measure culture, so leave the narrative-building to the neophytes. Narrative, analytics, culture, character, suffering, hammer, thumb, pain: the rabbit hole has no recognizable end point.

What do we actually know about culture?

We know culture as this mysterious “other” dimension that somehow dictates the inner-workings of major organizations. It’s often portrayed as something that just exists. “Hey the culture is here guys. Wait…you. You’re messing it up. Go away.” Culture is grossly oversimplified or misunderstood often, I think, largely because most people will never have to actively think about how to establish or tweak an environment for a large group of rotating people.

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Video- Welcome To Nashville P.K. Subban

via Sportsnet,

Check this out, as Predators GM David Poile introduces P.K. Subban to the Nashville media, as the franchise takes it’s next step to a Stanley Cup.

 

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Video- P.K. Subban Had A Lot To Say

via Sportsnet,

“I love Montreal. I’ve always loved the city, and when it really comes down to it, I never envisioned myself playing for any other team.”

In his first television appearance since being traded to the Nashville Predators, former Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban sat down with Sportsnet's Eric Engels for a two-part interview to talk about the trade, his time in Montreal, and his career so far.

Below, watch the full one hour interview and you can read Engels' column here from two days ago.

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Video- P.K. Subban On The Trade

via Sportsnet,

Former Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban sits down with Eric Engels to talk about the trade that sent him to the Nashville Predators.

 

 

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Geoff Molson On The P.K. Subban Trade

from TSN,

While the city of Montreal is still buzzing from the aftershock of the P.K. Subban trade, Canadiens owner and president Geoff Molson is confident that the move will make the team better next season.

"P.K. was certainly a great player for our team," Molson explained to RDS at the team's AHL announcement in Laval on Monday. "But I think (GM) Marc (Bergevin) has done a very good job this summer to improve our team for next season with the arrival of new players."

Bergevin and the Canadiens made arguably the team's biggest trade in more than two decades, sending the Norris Trophy-winning defenceman and fan favourite to the Nashville Predators for star blueliner Shea Weber on June 29.

"Of course for Marc, this is a very difficult decision, but I support it 100 per cent," said Molson. 

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The Problems With P.K. Subban And The Montreal Canadiens

from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

Subban’s trade to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber proved one thing: don’t believe anything Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin says. Bergevin’s nose probably grew a bit when he told reporters at the NHL Entry Draft he wasn’t shopping Subban and simply had to answer the phone when other GMs called. When asked if it was realistic that a trade could happen, the GM said: “I would say no.”

TSN’s Bob McKenzie — the best at what he does — called the GM out when he told Vancouver’s TSN Radio 1040: “The Canadiens obviously don’t want it out there: ‘We’re trying to dump P.K. Subban.’ And in fairness to them they’re not trying to dump P.K. Subban. But I mean they’re not playing tiddlywinks on these calls, either. These are serious calls and they’re entertaining offers on P.K. Subban.”

Maybe Bergevin should buy another fancy new tie with Pinochio figures on it.

You knew Canadiens management had a big problem with Subban last February in Colorado after the defenceman lost control of the puck just inside the Avalanche blue line and fell down. It resulted in an unthreatening three-on-three the other way, but when captain Max Pacioretty gave up on his back-check, Jarome Iginla scored what proved to be the winning goal for the Avalanche.

After the game, coach Michel Therrien pointed the finger directly at Subban for the loss, calling it an “individualistic” play. It didn’t seem to matter to the coach that his captain stopped back-checking.

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The Subban Trade And Reaction

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,

It’s time to chill out, take a deep breath, keep things in perspective. After all, we didn’t just vote to leave the EU and hurl an entire continent into chaos.

What happened in Montreal late Wednesday afternoon is that a hockey player was traded. A great hockey player, much loved by a significant portion of the fan base was traded for another great player.

The sad part is why P.K. Subban was traded. He is gone today because the Canadiens always wanted Floyd Patterson — and they got Muhammad Ali. They wanted shy and humble, they got brash and confident. I remember when Subban first showed up at camp as a second-round pick, talking like a cross between Ali and Johnny (the Ordinary Superstar) Rodgers.

Even then, the Canadiens seemed uncomfortable with their young prodigy. And even then, you could sense that, like Ali and Rodgers, Subban was going to walk the walk.

But the Canadiens spent the past six seasons trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. They stuck him with some of the most conservative coaches in the business and when (predictably) it didn’t work out, it was Subban who was gone, not the coach.

In hockey terms, it might work in the short term — but no one wanted to hear that on Wednesday. It was all about P.K. Subban departing for Nashville, not about Shea Weber coming to Montreal.

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Habs fans react...

from John Meagher of Hockey Inside/Out,

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The Made In Canada Trades Today

from Scott Stinson of the National Post,

Where the Subban trade becomes sad is that he was beloved in Montreal and donated $10-million to the local children’s hospital. Better get rid of that guy because he doesn’t play the boring style preferred by the coach.

Over in Edmonton, the trade of Hall was at least sort of understandable if you squinted at it a certain way. Yes, Hall was the Oilers’ leading scorer last season, though he would not have been if Connor McDavid had stayed healthy, and yes, Edmonton has for years now needed to improve its defence even as they kept adding forwards at the top of the NHL draft. So the trade of Hall for New Jersey Devils defenceman Adam Larsson at least addresses a key need. But Hall is also under contract for another four years at the fantastic price of $6-million per season, and he is just 23. In theory, he was a very valuable trade chip, one that should have acquired a better haul in return.

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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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Ready?- P.K. Subban Traded For Shea Weber

 

 

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The Latest On P.K. Subban And Steven Stamkos

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

It didn’t take long for Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin to shoot down reports that P.K. Subban was on his way out of Montreal.

“I never shopped P.K. Subban,” Bergevin said to open a press conference Thursday night. “I never had, I’m not now. But I can’t help teams from calling me.”

When asked if he foresaw the possibility of trading Subban, he said no but he said there might be a chance “if someone offered me half their team.” Presumably, the team would have to be Pittsburgh or Chicago and he would want the half that had Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang or Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith.

There’s a school of thought that Bergevin must hit a home run at this weekend’s NHL draft or in the free agent market which opens on July 1.

But when Bergevin was asked Thursday evening whether he felt any pressure to make a big move, he replied: “Not at all.”

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The Edmonton Oilers Have A Defenseman In Sight And It Is P.K. Subban

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli has cast a wide net for a No. 1 defenceman for weeks now, and sources say he’s still angling hard for the biggest fish who might be out there — the Montreal Canadiens’ P.K. Subban, who would form an incredible tag-team on the power play with Connor McDavid.

Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has acknowledged he’s getting lots of calls — Vancouver is likely in there pitching, too, with the No. 5 draft pick — but Bergevin strangely hasn’t publicly shut down any talk of Subban moving.

He’s larger than life in Montreal — he’s No. 1 and 1a with goalie Carey Price in terms of popularity — but the Habs need forwards in the worst way.

Again, Bergevin could have come right out and said Subban is untouchable because he’s a No. 1 defenceman and there are so few of them, but the GM hasn’t done that. So the door is open, at least a crack, for the Oilers to keep trying to acquire the former Norris Trophy winner.

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Afternoon Line- Pierre LeBrun On P.K. Subban

Hearing that volume of calls has increased significantly for the Habs from other teams re: P.K. Subban in last 48 hours. What that means?

Canadiens are not shopping Subban but other teams are indeed calling and more frequently as July 1 no-movement clause approaches...

Is there really a deal that would make Marc Bergevin blink? Pretty hard to replace a player like Subban. But some teams desperate for top D

Again, not suggesting the Habs will trade Subban. Just relaying that teams are calling more frequently now that July 1 no-move is closer

-Pierre LeBrun via his Twitter account.

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Move P.K. Subban?  What’s Going On With Steven Stamkos?

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

As far as I can tell, I don’t believe the Montreal Canadiens are phoning teams about him. However, I know of at least one team that’s contacted the Habs about Subban, and it didn’t go anywhere.

Which is to say: I would put the odds of Subban getting traded before July 1 at about 5 percent. But I’m not ready to say it’s 100 percent it won’t happen because you just never know what kind of offer might come the way of GM Marc Bergevin.

"I don’t think they’re moving Subban but I also think Bergevin has to listen because why not?" said one Western Conference NHL team executive. "But it would take a huge offer. I don’t see it happening."...

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Crazy to think that some people looked at the success the Tampa Bay Lightning had without Steven Stamkos in the playoffs and figured maybe the team would not even try to re-sign him. Seriously? Nothing has changed. The Lightning absolutely, positively want to re-sign their captain and that’s been communicated to him again since their season ended in chat between GM Steve Yzerman and the star center. Now it’s a question of how that plays out the next few weeks with the clock ticking toward his unrestricted free-agent status on July 1. The Lighting want him back but obviously at a term and price that fits into everything else they’re trying to do with so many key players up for new deals over the next two years. Ultimately, it’s going to come down to Stamkos and what he truly wants: if he wants to stay, and he has said as much, a deal will be there for him. If he wants to maximize on his UFA status, which is his right, no question a bigger offer awaits elsewhere July 1.

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Evening Line- Jack Todd On P.K. Subban

You can’t fault what Subban does on the ice. He goes all-out nearly 30 minutes a game. But even as his team stumbled this season, Planet P.K. was burgeoning into an ever-larger marketing and social-media phenomenon, one that at times seems poised to swallow the Canadiens whole.

At some point, Subban has to decide which is his priority: Planet P.K. or his team. If you want to know how his teammates feel about him, remember they nominated Pacioretty for the King Clancy Trophy for leadership on and off the ice and significant contribution to the community despite Subban’s hospital announcement. The only way you can read this is Subban’s teammates are fed up with his act.

-Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette where you can read more on the Canadiens and Subban.

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Carey Price And P.K. Subban Won’t Play Again This Season

MONTREAL – Canadiens’ general manager Marc Bergevin announced Tuesday that goaltender Carey Price will not return to action this season. The decision was made last night by the Canadiens’ medical staff, head team physician Vincent Lacroix, head orthopedic surgeon Paul Martineau, with Marc Bergevin and Carey Price.

“Now that Carey Price’s season has officially ended, here is a detailed description of his injury: Carey sustained a medial collateral ligament injury (MCL sprain) to his right knee on November 25th, 2015 in a game against the NY Rangers. The MCL provides support to the inside of the knee and is essential for stability and knee function. Acute, isolated MCL injuries are managed without surgery. Rehabilitation treatments lead to full functional recovery. The recovery process can be long in the case of an elite netminder such as Carey, due to the high demand placed on this anatomical structure by modern goaltending techniques. Although Carey has made excellent progress and is very close to being able to return to competition, he has not presently been cleared to do so. He is expected to make a full recovery over the off-season. This injury was not the same as the one he suffered earlier this season (October 29th at Edmonton), nor in previous years,” said the Canadiens’ head physician, Dr. Vincent Lacroix.

The Canadiens also announced that the following players will also be out for the remainder of the season due to injuries: P.K. Subban (neck), Mark Barberio (concussion), Victor Bartley (groin/broken foot) and Lucas Lessio (right knee).

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Afternoon Line- Sam Carchidi On “Inconsistent Rulings”

 

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Good News On P.K. Subban

MONTREAL (March 11, 2016) - After comprehensive testing, P.K. Subban was released from the Montreal General Hospital late last night.

He suffered a non-serious neck injury.

 

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Don’t Blame P.K. Subban

from Mike Boone of Hockey Inside/Out,

Haters gonna hate, right?

I’m sure some deluded members of the Commentariat will be all over P.K. Subban for the gaffe that led to Dwight King’s winning goal Thursday night in L.A.

The error just proves Mike Babcock was right, they’ll suggest, in leaving Subban off the preliminary roster for the World Cup.

They are wrong.

And so’s Babcock.

Can you imagine where your Montreal Canadiens would be without P.K. Subban this season?

Definitely in Auston Matthews draft territory.

So O.K., blame him for that.

But let’s drill down a bit on Suban’s numbers during the team’s 0-for-California road trip.

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Below are the game highlights from the Habs 3-3 loss to the LA Kings...

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Afternoon Line-Darren Dreger On P.K. Subban

P.K Subban isn't going anywhere.

He's not being shopped and the Habs aren't calling around to see if there's a market for the $9 million dollar star. And if calls are being received from rival GMs hoping to loot the train wreck that's the Canadiens' season, Marc Bergevin isn't listening.  

-Darren Dreger of The Dreger Report at TSN where you can read more on this plus other hockey topics.

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Video/Audio- Louis Jean On The Habs"Gauging The Market” On P.K. Subban

via Sportsnet,

Louis Jean joined Hockey Central @ Noon to talk about his report that the Montreal Canadiens are gauging interest in superstar defenceman PK Subban.

Jean works for TVA Sports and here is his Twitter account.

 

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Video- P,K. Subban The Target Of Michel Therrien’s Post-Game Analysis

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

Coach Michel Therrien didn’t hesitate to point a finger at defenceman P.K. Subban after the Canadiens lost a 3-2 decision to the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday night.

“We played a solid game and it’s disappointing that we lost because of an individual mistake,” said Therrien.

The coach didn’t name any names but it was obvious he was talking about his star defenceman, who lost the puck with a little more than two minutes to play in regulation. That provided the Avalanche with an odd-man rush and Jarome Iginla scored his second goal of the night to snap a 2-2 tie.

The Canadiens are in a desperate battle for points and when Therrien was asked whether it would have been prudent to secure a point and take their chances in overtime, he replied “I just want us to play the right way.”

“I was going up the wall and I crossed over and lost an edge,” said Subban, who was making one of his wide, sweeping moves to elude a check from Mikhail Grigorenko. He succeeded in that but when Subban went down, the puck was lying on the ice and Grigorenko alertly started the rush in the other direction.

“If I was being pressured, I would have rimmed the puck and got it in deep,” said Subban. “But I don’t think he touched me.”

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Videos- You May Have Missed These Plays From Last Night

Corey Perry trying to be Corey Perry but Jiri Hudler thinks differently.

 

 

Stars of the Night below plus more videos...

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Video- P.K., Subban With A Winter Wonderland

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P.K. Subban Is Good For Our Game

from Shannon Proudfoot of Sportsnet,

P.K. Subban has already polished off an impressive quantity of high-end sashimi when he finally starts to sound ticked off and refreshingly real. “What have you done?” he asks forcefully. “What puts you in a position where you can take shots at my character? What makes you such a great person?”

The Canadiens defenceman is sitting on the opposite side of a spacious booth in his favourite restaurant in Westmount, a suburb of Montreal, and he sounds so offended I almost assure him that I haven’t criticized him. But Subban isn’t really talking to me. He’s talking to “them”—the ones who pick apart who he is and how he operates, convinced they know the score. Go ahead and criticize his game, how he’s trying to do too much on the ice or whatever—that’s all fine. “But you take a shot at my character, that’s something completely different,” he says. “And I don’t have to listen to that.”

Subban is renowned for being unwilling or unable to turn down his own volume. It’s why the Norris Trophy winner has run afoul, again and again, of the harrumphing defenders of hockey’s honour. The criticism of him basically amounts to him having too much fun chasing down his insatiable goal to be the best, and not choosing his words and thoughts from a list of pre-approved options. And that’s why Subban is exactly what the NHL needs now—badly.

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