The Montreal Canadiens are a hot mess full of dysfunction as the team has completely collapsed following Carey Price’s possibly season-ending injury. Head coach Michel Therrien called out star defenseman P.K. Subban in Wednesday’s loss to the Colorado Avalanche, saying “an individual mistake” cost the team the game. With that relationship on the rocks, and the team floundering lower down the standings, a report came out saying the Canadiens were gauging the market on Subban.
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The idea of trading Subban, who leads the Canadiens with 22 points in his last 25 games, seems absurd – because, well, it is. Darren Dreger of TSN.ca threw some water on the idea the Canadiens are shopping Subban, reporting that the Canadiens aren’t entertaining the idea.
“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.
Perhaps things change in the future – maybe as early as the summer if the Habs continue to slide – but the sense is there will be other changes considered (and likely made) before thinking of moving Subban out of Montreal.”
That sounds about right. The Canadiens would be foolish to trade the defenseman especially considering he’s one of the few things that have gone right this season. He’s a star both on and off the ice, and trading him may cause a sequel to the Richard Riot. Bergevin hasn’t done an amazing job this year, but I find it hard to believe that he’s that stupid.