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Fitting In The P.K. Subban Way

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

He still makes his teammates roll their eyes every once in a while, just by being P.K. They still quietly wonder if he’ll ever really be one of them.

A Canadiens observer described Subban Monday as a hockey player with the instincts of a football player. Hockey players are often quiet, quoteless, lacking in personality, so much about the team.

Subban, who posted his summer training regimen online, was kidded by some of his teammates at the beginning of camp for being so overt.

Part of him can’t help but be overt: He’s trying hard to be more hockey guy, which is why he can be reluctant to talk about himself.

Subban wants so much to fit in, but not necessarily change, and that’s the challenge.

In a sport that often frowns on personality — who are the personalities in today’s NHL without Brett Hull and Jeremy Roenick? — Subban oozes both game and personality.


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You have to fit a certain mould to be given a license to have a personality in the NHL. Byzgalov bad, Luongo good. Thomas bad, Bissonnette good. Etc, etc.

Posted by fantasy hockey fanatic on 09/30/13 at 07:39 PM ET

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I think it has more to do with the charisma that goes with the personality.  It’s hard to watch an interview with Hull and not think he’s a pretty funny, charming guy.  It’s hard to watch an interview with P.K. Subban and like the guy.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 09/30/13 at 10:03 PM ET

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