The Nashville Predators had a disappointing Stanley Cup playoff run after making it to the Stanley Cup finals last year and winning the President's Trophy this year.
Many fingers pointed at goalie Pekka Rinne, even suggesting with only one year left on his contract it's time to move on from the goalie.
Trade rumours also blew up regarding defenseman PK Subban, with Dave Pagnotta of The Fourth Period suggesting it's almost inevitable that Subban gets traded.
At their year end presser, general manager David Poile and head coach Peter Laviolette were asked about the Subban trade possibility.
“Where’s he going?” Laviolette said.
“P.K. is here, for me,” Laviolette continued. “Listen, he’s been here for two years, and we’re moving in a pretty good direction here with him as part of our club. He’s been awesome. His regular season, I thought, was really good last year; he might have been the best player on our team in the playoffs last year, just with regard to the way he and (Mattias) Ekholm played and defended. From that playoffs it went right into the regular season this year. He’s up for the Norris Trophy.”
Strong comments from the Preds head coach, however Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin also stated Subban wasn't being shopped just a couple of days before he was traded.