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Sports Poile shoots down Subban rumors: 'Nobody has even called me about him'

18:59  13 june  2018
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Predators GM Poile pens classy letter to former coach Trotz on Stanley Cup win with Capitals

  Predators GM Poile pens classy letter to former coach Trotz on Stanley Cup win with Capitals <p>David Poile admits he "beamed with pride" watching his former Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz raise the Stanley Cup Thursday night after guiding the Washington Capitals to the first championship in franchise history.</p>Poile, the well-respected general manager of the Predators, further burnished his reputation as a classy individual by penning an open letter to Trotz, who coached Nashville for 16 seasons before being fired and moving on to Washington four years ago.

Instead, Poile brought Trotz to Music City from his regime with the Washington Capitals, where Trotz Subban attended the annual awards on Wednesday night and even had a role in the show There was no screen, no tips, nobody in front, just me and the goalie from the blue line and I had to shoot

Canadiens GM won't carry burden of P.K. Subban trade. Bergevin: [Nashville Predators General Manager] David [ Poile ] first called me on The GM gives him the players and sometimes, the coach gets players he doesn't like, even if you're always talking to him, asking, 'What do you think we need?'

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The Nashville Predators aren't trading P.K. Subban.

And if common hockey sense isn't enough to drive that point home, an emphatic statement from Predators general manager David Poile should.

"You see tweets from different places, but, that’s not happening," Poile said of a potential Subban trade, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.

"Nobody has even called me about him. P.K. played terrific this year. He played really well. He’s a really good player. He's one of the three candidates for the Norris Trophy. I really don’t know where this comes from."

Despite the Predators falling short of reaching a second straight Stanley Cup Final this past season, Subban produced a solid campaign in which he racked up 16 goals and 43 assists while averaging over 24 minutes of ice time per game.

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