P.K. Subban is staying put in Smashville

Per The Athletic, it would appear that the latest trade rumblings and social media buzz around Nashville Predators star defenseman P.K. Subban is just that- noise.

In an interview with The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun, Predators general manager David Poile made it clear that he has no plans right now to deal the 29- year old Toronto native.

"You see tweets from different places, but that’s not happening,” he said. “P.K. played terrific this year. He played really well. He’s a really good player. He’s one of the three candidates for the Norris Trophy. I really don’t know where this comes from.”

Rumors of a Subban trade began to surface not long after his team's second-round exit from the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Once again, the rumors stemmed not from his on-ice performance (4 goals, 5 assists and a -2 rating through 13 playoff games), but from his off-ice attitude. 

It has long been speculated that Subban has rubbed several players on the Preds the wrong way with his antics and attitude in (and out of) the locker room.

Subban himself even threw gas on the fire semi-recently when he sent out several tweets of him spending time in Boston.
Subban has four seasons left on the original eight-year, $72-million contract that Nashville took on from the Canadiens when he was traded for Shea Weber in 2016.