Marc Bergevin is not seeking to exchange PK Subban. This is essentially what the CEO said in press briefing on the eve of the draft on Thursday night in Buffalo.
“I do not shop PK and I’ve never done. I can not help the teams to call me, “said Bergevin from the outset.
“One reason is that when a player has a clause in his contract, you will receive calls. It is the same for each team. If I see a player like that, I make calls. That does not mean the team the magazine. There is also the fact that we have not made the playoffs. But with Price 100%, we are a better team. ”
Bergevin has also been asked what are the chances that Subban is exchanged this week. “I’m not talking about transactions. What I said is that I can not help the teams to call me. By July 1, they’ll call. ”
Finally, a colleague asked him what he met the teams who call on defender featured CH.
“I listen. But a few years ago, I was called for a key player that is not PK, and is still with us today. ”
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Subban a clause prohibiting trade in its eight-year contract, but this clause comes into force on 1 July.
Rumors have abounded on all sides in the last 24 hours. The General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks, Jim Benning, said today on TSN Radio that “several teams had called the Canadian” about the number 76.
“We are one team that spoke to them, but we have not reached the point where it is believed that it will happen. The price is high, he won the Norris Trophy and is a true advocate number 1. We did our homework as we do with all the players we hear the name around. ”
For his part, former player Georges Laraque, the 91.9 Sport, said the Canadian would have asked Oilers forward leon draisaitl and their first choice (fourth overall) in exchange for Subban.
Good words for Dubois
Moreover, it was also discussed draft pick in this press before the draft …
The Habs currently holds the 9th choice. However, to rank Quebecer Pierre-Luc Dubois, ranked best North American prospect by NHL Central Scouting, should no longer be available. It is unclear whether Bergevin intends to improve its position in the repechage by Friday evening, but he held good words for Dubois.
“It is certain that a small Quebec, with the talent he has, it’s interesting and exciting (to climb in order). But what is the price?
“It’s a very good young, he is very mature for a young, good size, an awesome kid.”