Montreal Canadiens not shopping P.K. Subban: report

The Montreal Canadiens reportedly have no plans to trade P.K. Subban, despite reports earlier in the day saying that they were calling other teams to gauge the trade market.

Louis Jean reported that the Habs were gauging other teams interest in the defender

The Montreal Canadiens are reportedly gauging trade interest in star defenceman P.K. Subban. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)

According to a report from Louis Jean of TVA Sports, the Montreal Canadiens were gauging interest around the league in star defenceman P.K. Subban. 

But TSN's Darren Dreger shot down those rumours, saying that Subban's time in Montreal isn't coming to an end any time soon. He said that Subban's not being shopped around and if anyone is calling GM Marc Bergevin, he's not listening.

"I have a very good relationship with P.K.," said head coach Michel Therrien. "He's adorable. We believe in him. He brings a lot of emotion to the team."

Therrien said Friday there was nothing unusual in calling out star defenceman P.K. Subban for a turnover that cost the Montreal Canadiens a game.

And he was able to smile about the firestorm of controversy that ignited around his struggling team when he appeared to accuse Subban of selfishness for losing the puck trying to make "an individual play" in a 3-2 loss on Wednesday in Colorado.

"This is our market," Therrien said. "We didn't like the play but it could have been any player who made that play at that time of the game, in that situation, and we would have mentioned it.

"But because it was P.K., it's 100 times bigger.". 

Subban claimed he just lost an edge and there was nothing he could do about it, but Therrien felt differently.

"It's too bad that an individual mistake cost us the game, late in the game," Therrien said of Subban after the game. "As a coach, I thought he could've had a better decision at the blue-line. He moved the puck behind and he put himself in a tough position."

Subban leads the team in points with 44. 

With files from The Canadian Press


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