Originally Posted by ericdaoust
I said it from day one that Marc Bergevin needs to do one thing above all else and that is to stop taking other teams' garbage. So if Subban does have to be traded it better be for quality.
No way he's traded for garbage, not by Bergevin, and even if he has a bout of insanity the guys surrounding him now are all excellent judges of talent, they all know what they'd be giving up in Subban.
I would only see this happen if an elite winger comes back, like a Corey Perry (trade and sign). The Oilers could be be a good fit too with their glut of wingers.
But my feeling is he won't be traded, cooler heads will prevail, especially on Subban's side, he'll get tired of not playing and will be a little more careful and listen to his agent, and they'll sign him to a 2 year deal at $4m per.
That said, as I posted last year, I would offer him long term at $5M+ per year, but based on all that's happened since, I get the distinct impression that Habs management is very concerned about his impact in the locker room - I have heard from people close to current NHL players that he is not at all liked in the room, apart from his buddy Price.