The rumours seemed outlandish, with relatively minor offers apparently piquing Marc Bergevin's interest in moving his Norris Trophy-winning defenceman. We were confident that the Montreal Canadiens general manager was more savvy than to think too hard on such a deal, and, after not outright saying so in his press conference yesterday, today confirmed that he has received no actual offer from another GM to acquire Subban's services.
#canadiens Marc Bergevin confirmed to #tvasports that he received no offer so far for PK Subban.— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 24, 2016
It seems management staffs around the league understand how ludicrous a transaction of one of the league's best people, let alone best players, would be, and haven't wasted time putting a package together that would see them combining a handful of valuable assets into a proposal that would be rejected immediately.
After a day of being on high alert, the needle on a Subban trade has dropped to comfortably in the green, where it has been since he was locked up for an eight-year term two years ago.
Having acknowledged that his superstar defenceman is not available, Bergevin is expecting to make a trade tonight. Will that involve just picks, or a player or two finding new homes? I guess we'll have to wait and see.