It’s blockbuster trade day in the NHL! Moments after we learned the Edmonton Oilers had traded Taylor Hall to New Jersey for Adam Larsson came news that the Montreal Canadiens had traded P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators for their captain, Shea Weber. Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos was the first to report the Subban-for-Weber trade. The deal ends weeks of speculation about Subban. Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin told reporters over the weekend that he wasn’t shopping the 27-year-old defenseman, but where there was smoke there was fire, apparently. “P.K. Subban is an elite offensive defenseman with tremendous skill and contagious energy that makes the Nashville Predators a better team now and into the
As the 2015-16 season ended for Milan Lucic it seemed highly unlikely he would leave the Los Angeles Kings for unrestricted free agency. “To be honest I really don’t have much interest into hitting the open market or hearing what’s out there because in my mind this is where I want to be,” Lucic said in late April after the San Jose Sharks eliminated LA in the first-round of the playoffs.