Report: P.K. Subban, Canadiens to begin negotiations in next week or two

Nov 6, 10:57 AM

Montreal Canadiens defesneman and reigning Norris trophy winner P.K. Subban is set to begin contract negotiations with the Canadiens in the next "week or two," according to TSN reporter Bob McKenzie.

McKenzie appeared on TSN690 in Montreal on Tuesday morning and broke down the reasons behind Subban's diminishing ice-time. "There's a lot of people who think it might contract-related," McKenzie said of the 'tough love' approach Subban is being treated to in Montreal in the early going this season.

After an extended stint on the power-play late in Tuesday night's game, Subban didn't play a shift at five-on-five in the final four minutes of the third-period. Subban is playing out the final year of a "bridge contract" that he signed in January of 2013, and will be eligible for arbitration this summer.

"It's a real interesting dynamic that all of this is happening a week or two before PK's representatives are about to start contract negotiations ... with the Montreal Canadiens," McKenzie opined.

Nov 7, 5:25 PM

Betting odds for P.K. Subban's future with the Montreal Canadiens

Nov 7, 5:25 PM

As P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens prepare to begin contract negotiations later this month, and in the midst of various controversies surrounding his ice time and possible exclusion from Team Canada, the good folks at Bodog have released a series of odds pertaining to the polarizing defenseman. 

Who will P.K Subban play his first game of the 2014-2015 NHL Season with?

Montreal Canadiens       -550     (2/11)

Any Other Team            +350     (7/2)

What will P.K. Subban’s ice time be November 7th vs. the Ottawa Senators?

Over/Under       24:00

Will P.K. Subban make team Canada’s 2013 Olympic hockey roster?

No    +150     (3/2)

Yes   -200     (1/2)