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Dreger: Canadiens trading Subban is ‘a massive long shot’

JAN 06, 2016 : P.K. Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens skates during the NHL game against the New Jersey Devils at the Bell Centre on January 6, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Philippe Bouchard/Icon Sportswire)
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Darren Dreger was on Montreal’s TSN 690 on Thursday morning.

On who he thinks will win the celebrity basketball challenge between P.K. Subban and Snoop Dogg:

“Oooh. Well, come on. I’ve never seen P.K. play basketball, maybe you guys have. I’m assuming he’s pretty good at it. Professional athletes are generally good at other sports, so that wouldn’t surprise me. I don’t know about Snoop. I don’t see the same level of athleticism, so I’ll go with P.K. Subban. That’s an easy one.”

On if he’s heard anything over in Russia – where Dreger is for the world hockey championships – about P.K. Subban, with that no-trade clause kicking in on July 1:

“No, nothing yet. I guess there could be opportunities for that, for the general managers who have made their way, or will make their way, over to Russia. There’s a few here already. And, I mean, you’re a phone call away from anyone (anyway).

“I still think that it is a massive long shot at best because if you’re moving out a piece like that, how are you replacing that piece. It’s going to hurt you. And you guys know this better than I, because you live in it. It’s not just the game that P.K. Subban can provide. It’s everything that he does for the Montreal Canadiens as an organization in that community, and that stuff matters.

“I’m sure that’s near the top of the list if – if – Marc Bergevin is even considering it.”

Source: TSN 690/ Transcript: Nichols

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