As the NHL Draft came and passed last weekend, the Nashville Predators perhaps made the biggest splash by dealing away defenseman P.K. Subban. With the reports of Subban available and Nashville potentially willing to eat $3 million of his $9 million annual salary, the questions began to rise if the Bruins should’ve made a play.
On CLNS Media’s Bruins Beat, host Evan Marinofsky raised the question to Dale Arnold that if acquiring Subban and dealing Torey Krug, who’s future with the team appears to be up in the air, would have upgraded the Bruins roster.
“Truthfully if you said to me right now, do you want Torey Krug on your team or P.K. Subban, I’d take Torey Krug,” Arnold responded with. “I don’t think either of them are great in their own end of the ice. I think Krug, especially in the playoffs, showed he’s better.”
While hanging on to Krug would just cost the Bruins money, acquiring Subban would mean having to deal away young players and future draft picks.
“I like [Subban’s] game, I’ve always thought he’d be a really popular player here in Boston,” Arnold added. “If you’re asking me right now, you’re going to spend the money you’re going to keep one of these guys on you’re roster… all of those things being equal I’d rather have Krug on the roster than Subban.”