Bruins, Maple Leafs Linked to Devils’ P.K. Subban

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P.K. Subban helped stoke the longstanding rivalry between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens during his seven seasons with the Habs. Now with the New Jersey Devils, the 32-year-old defenseman could be a Bruins’ trade target.

Boston Hockey Now’s Jimmy Murphy cited multiple NHL sources claiming the Bruins looked into what it would take to acquire Subban “on more than one occasion.” Murphy felt the former Norris Trophy winner would be a big moment player who could anchor the Bruins’ power play. Murphy also said the Toronto Maple Leafs have “more than lukewarm interest” in the Toronto native.

Subban’s contract, however, is a sticking point. He’s entering the final season of his deal with an annual average value of $9 million. One of Murphy’s sources indicated no club would acquire him unless Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald agreed to pick up half Subban’s cap hit.

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