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Goodbye P.K. Subban

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

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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Video- Peter Chiarelli On Adam Larsson

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via Sportsnet's YouTube channel,

 

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The Moves Today

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from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

So, where to begin with one of the most dramatic half hours in NHL transaction history?

A head-swirling span that saw a swap of two premier defensemen in Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators and P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens, and included the trade of a No. 1 overall draft pick in Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils that was followed by the news that Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos re-signed with the team for the next eight years.

Let's just say the collective hockey heart rate is still beating in the red line, even as we begin to consider all that transpired in that magical 30 minutes.

Let's dive in with a swap of Norris Trophy-worthy defenders and marquee players in Weber and Subban, whose names were not once connected in the ever-swirling trade rumor mill leading up to Wednesday's blockbuster but whose swapping of teams will have repercussions in both cities for years to come.

Subban is 27 and under contract through 2021-22 with a $9 million cap hit. So much for Nashville being a small-market team.

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TMR evening line: Ouch

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

To this, I can only reply, "Ouch." I know Holland did some wining and dining with Don Meehan at the draft, but...

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Afternoon Line- Michael Farber

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Toledo Walleye officially name Dan Watson head coach

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Good news for the Red Wings' developmental system:

Update: The Walleye's YouTube channel posted an 8-minute interview with Watson:

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Steven Stamkos Staying In Tampa

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McKenzie: Stamkos stays in Tampa Bay

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Well, it was fun while it was possible:

Update:

Update #2: No sign and trade:

Update #3:

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

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Taylor Hall Traded To New Jersey For Adam Larsson

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

 

 

Possible more details coming.

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