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P.K. Subban Returns To Montreal Tonight

from Arpon Basu of NHL.com,

Most of the Montreal Canadiens have heard the chanting before, more than 21,000 Bell Centre fans standing and screaming two letters after having seen something incredible on the ice.

"P.K., P.K.," over and over again.

The question heading into the Canadiens' game Thursday against defenseman P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m. ET; SN, RDS, FS-TN, NHL.TV) is whether they will hear those two letters chanted at Bell Centre again when he faces Montreal for the first time.

"Well I don't think the whole crowd's going to be cheering for him," Montreal forward Brendan Gallagher said. "Montreal Canadiens fans are Montreal Canadiens fans regardless of what sweater another guy's wearing. He played here for a long time, he did a lot of good things, represented the city very well and obviously the fans appreciated him. So they're going to show their respect.

"I think the way Montreal's always done it is early on in the game you give him the ovation, and then later on in the game they don't care so much."

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added 5:56pm, Below, a one-on-one interview David Amber of Sportsnet did with Subban.

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Down River Dan's avatar

This is being so blow out of proportion. He was a very good player, but it’s not like he was there for 20 years and then returned. No knock on PK, but they didn’t win a cup with him, so I’m a little confused over all the ceremonial stuff.

He didn’t leave…you traded him…..enough.

Posted by Down River Dan on 03/02/17 at 05:51 PM ET

Primis's avatar

He didn’t leave…you traded him…..enough.

Posted by Down River Dan on 03/02/17 at 04:51 PM ET

The fans did not trade him.  Many would still not make that trade.

This is as much for the fans as anything.

Posted by Primis on 03/02/17 at 07:02 PM ET

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In Montreal, with its culture and the position of hockey in its culture… things are different. When Subban left the place it was like if your child died. You loved it and grieved it despite the fact it has not accomplished yet too much in its life. On a flip side, it enriched your life just because of mere fact it was Your child.

Posted by tutoka from Leelanau Peninsula on 03/02/17 at 09:55 PM ET

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He may not have played there for 20 years but he made a big impact on the community and the fan base. This message is just to show some gratitude for his time in Montreal.

Posted by evileye on 03/03/17 at 01:07 PM ET

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