P.K. Subban: It was a ‘personality trade,’ not a hockey trade

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Now that the gloves have really come off, it’s been wildly entertaining to watch P.K. Subban snipe at the Montreal Canadiens for that trade to the Nashville Predators.

The superstar defenseman notably omitted Canadiens logos from a tribute to Scott Gomez. He landed some barbs on the franchise during a charitable comedy show. He also pumped Nashville’s tires as a place where he’s comfortable, which isn’t aggressive, but still might sting for Habs fans who hate the trade.

He hasn’t been coy about the awkward feelings, yet Thursday presented one of his best statements yet.

Apparently Subban told Sports Illustrated’s Alex Prewitt that the move wasn’t business; it was personal.

“People said it was a hockey trade. I think it’s the furthest from that,” Subban said to Prewitt, by way of TSN’s Frank Seravalli. “I think it was a personality trade.”

Well then.

If that isn’t enough to sour the milk of Montreal fans who hate the move, EA Sports’ NHL 17 season simulation really rubbed salt in their wounds.

Apparently, EA’s video game predicted a situation where Subban and the Nashville Predators would win the Stanley Cup by (gulp) beating the Canadiens … in Montreal.

Harsh.

As a reminder, the Predators face the Canadiens in Nashville on Jan. 3 and in Montreal on March 2.

Yes, that is indeed too long of a wait.