Reasons behind the PK Subban Trade


Yesterday we all learned that the Montreal Canadiens traded star defenceman, P.K Subban, to the Nashville Predators in exchange for veteran defenceman and captain Shea Weber. There is also speculation of why Subban was traded.

Renaud Lavoie from TVA Sports understands Montreal Marc Bergevin's decision on trading the defenceman.

What I find surprising isn't that P.K Subban was traded, but what Montreal acquired in return. 

Many amateurs have had speculation on why their beloved defenceman [Subban] was traded. Weber has a $7.8M salary which will give Montreal an extra $1.2M on the salary cap.  Weber also scored 20 times and added 31 assists for 51 points in 78 games in the 2015-16 season. In the NHL, Weber scored 443 points, which include 166 goals and 277 assists, in 763 games.

Renaud Lavoie thinks the former Predators' captain will bring leadership in the organization.

Subban has no leadership, we're going to say the truth, he's an excellent defenceman, he'll always give his 100% every game, Lavoie stated on TVA Sports. He's a player, not a leader. When you win that much money [$9 million a year] you have to have leadership and be the leader of the team and lead them on and off the ice.

Lavoie came back on a costly turnover performed by Subban earlier this season, that cost the Habs the game against the Colorado Avalanche. Here's the video:



The reaction from the Montreal management pushed Lavoie to think things may change this summer.

After that game, I told myself we have a major problem.

Lavoie thinks that Subban became a distraction to the team and management had to consider trading him.

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