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P.K. Subban Playing Like A Veteran

from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,

He rocks from side to side so wildly during the anthem that it seems one more and he has to topple. Once the singing is over, he leaps onto the ice even though he is not pencilled in to start, grabs a water bottle to spray his head and stands shaking so hard in front of the bench it seems his veins contain Red Bull rather than blood.

The Montreal Canadiens rookie defenceman keeps telling people “I haven’t even played 20 games yet in the NHL” but as of tonight, against the Toronto Maple Leafs, he can say that no more.

It seems, however, that he has been around for years, and in a way he has. They began chanting his initials “Pee!Kay! ... Pee!Kay!” at the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa, where he starred in Canada’s fifth-straight gold-medal run. And they have roared it in Montreal since he became the surprise of last spring’s playoffs, coming in late in the first round and helping the Canadiens to upsets of the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins. His visor-to-visor staredowns with Sidney Crosby, his risky spins on the ice and his mouth both on the ice and in the dressing room led one paper to tag him “P.K. Cocky.”

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cs6687's avatar

He’s going to be a good one, but he has to learn to quit acting like a punk on the ice. Someone’s going to lay him out one of these games.

Posted by cs6687 on 11/20/10 at 02:33 PM ET

pensfan29's avatar

He’s going to be a good one, but he has to learn to quit acting like a punk on the ice. Someone’s going to lay him out one of these games.

Posted by cs6687 on 11/20/10 at 11:33 AM ET

Well Mike Richards claims it wont be him.

Posted by pensfan29 on 11/20/10 at 05:29 PM ET

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