During Tuesday night's Insider Trading segment on TSN, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie echoed those sentiments, saying, "there is no real hard news to report."
McKenzie did indicate that as a result of Dion Phaneuf signing a seven-year contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs worth $7 million per season, Subban's asking price "will be somewhere from $8 million to $9 million a year."
TFP has reported that Subban's next deal will likely fall between $7.5 million to $8.5 million per year.
Subban's next contract is expected to make him the highest paid defenseman in the NHL and the first to crack an annual salary cap hit of $8 million.
Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber is currently the NHL's top paid blueliner, with an annual salary cap hit of just over $7.875 million, followed by Minnesota Wild star Ryan Suter ($7.538 million), Florida Panthers star Brian Campbell ($7.142 million) and Los Angeles Kings young stud Drew Doughty ($7 million).
Starting next season, Pittsburgh Penguins rearguard Kris Letang will begin earning $7.25 million per season, while Phaneuf will start to make $7 million, on average.