PK Subban has contributed to the long-term competition between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens during the seven seasons of Habs. Now in the New Jersey Devils, the 32-year-old guard may become a trade target for the Bruins.
The current Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey cites multiple NHL sources It is claimed that the Bruins “more than once” studied what it would take to acquire Subban. Murphy believes that the former Norris trophy winner will be an important moment player that can lay the foundation for the Bruins to play their strengths. Murphy also said that the Toronto Maple Leafs has “not just a lukewarm interest” in the Toronto native.
However, Subban’s contract is a sticking point. He is entering the final season of his contract with an average annual price of 9 million US dollars. A Murphy source said that unless the Devil team general manager Tom Fitzgerald agrees to accept the half cap of Subban, no club will buy him.
This is unlikely to happen, at least not at the beginning of the season.with Cap Friendly shows that the devil carries more than $12 million In terms of salary space, Fitzgerald has no pressure to get rid of the last year of Subban’s contract. To persuade Fitzgerald to take a large sum from Blueliner’s annual salary to facilitate the transaction, this requires an important proposal.
Murphy speculates that any move by Subban will take place later this season, perhaps before the trade deadline, because the club hopes to adjust the salary cap proportionally, while the Devils absorb part of it. It is assumed that he will be available by then. If Fitzgerald plays well and the Devils are in the playoffs, he can keep Subin even if he risks losing him as a free agent at the end of the season.