Marc Bergevin: Benning 'crossed the line' with Subban comments

After Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning revealed he was exploring a trade to acquire defenseman P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin wasn't going to let that go without consequences.

"I was not happy and I’m still not happy about that," Bergevin said Friday, per Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Sun.

Bergevin filed a complaint with the league regarding Benning's radio interview. "The league is looking into it," he said.

Related: NHL looking into tampering complaint after Benning's comments

Benning also said he planned to call Steven Stamkos' agent when the free agent interview period begins Saturday. After the NHL spoke with Benning about the tampering allegations, he refused to discuss any players that belonged to other organizations.

"He crossed the line," Bergevin said. "I don't know where the line was crossed but he definitely crossed the line. It can't happen."

Marc Bergevin: Benning 'crossed the line' with Subban comments
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