Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban had an off year last season and because of it, his name has been rumored in trade talks. Subban is currently under contract for the next three seasons and he will have a $9 million cap hit each season.
In 63 games last season, he only scored nine goals and recorded 22 assists. His plus/minus was -5.
In six postseason games, P.K. Subban scored one goal and recorded two assists. His plus/minus was -3.
Subban’s name has been rumored in a possible trade that will send Phil Kessel, Olli Maatta, Jack Johnson, and multiple draft picks to the Nashville Predators from him, Mikael Granlund, and a draft pick or two.
Having P.K. Subban and Kris Letang on the same team would be very interesting because they both player similar styles. They are both offensive defenseman and it is obvious that General Manager Jim Rutherford is also looking for speed on the back end, along with physicality.
P.K. Subban is 30 years old and he has started to have some injury issues over the past couple of seasons.
Nashville has made it to the playoffs over the past few seasons under Head Coach Peter Laviolette but it is obvious they need to make some changes in order for them to win a Stanley Cup title.
Kessel would be a much needed goal scorer for this hockey team. The only other true offensive threat on this roster is Filip Forsberg.
They went to the finals in 2017, but the Predators lost in six games against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Nashville was bounced in the first-round of the playoffs last season against the Dallas Stars.
If P.K. Subban does not get traded to Pittsburgh, it is possible he could get traded to teams like the New Jersey Devils, the Philadelphia Flyers, the New York Rangers, the San Jose Sharks, or the Vegas Golden Knights.
I think when it is all said and done, Subban will get traded this offseason, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if he didn’t get traded also.