On Thursday, Montreal dealt D P.K. Subban (above) to Nashville in exchange for Shea Weber, a transaction that one observer predicts will go down in Canadiens history as their most ill-advised move since Patrick Roy was exiled to Denver. Quoting TVA’s Renaud Lavoie, Sportsnet’s Luke Fox suggests one of the reasons Subban was deemed to surplus to requirements might be his making the team’s equipment manager look bad :
“There were a couple incidents on the ice where he blew a tire. It happened in Colorado,” Lavoie explained.
“I remember being between the benches in that game in Winnipeg. After P.K. blew a tire and the Jets scored a goal, during a TV timeout, I saw P.K. Subban on the ice and you had Pierre Gervais, who’s responsible for equipment with the Montreal Canadiens, had to go on the ice and tell P.K., ‘There’s no problem with your skate.’ It doesn’t seem like much, but it was kinda showing up the organization, like, ‘Hey, it’s not my fault. My skates are not done the right way.’ Obviously, it’s not a skate problem.”