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Subban Responds To The Fans

from Doug McIntyre of ESPN The Magazine,

It’s taken P.K. Subban less than two seasons to establish himself as one of the NHL’s most exciting—and controversial—young stars. The 22-year-old Canadiens defenseman has antagonized opponents with flashy puck skills, devastating checks and endless trash-talk, all with a grin. But while Montreal has fallen for the Toronto native, many opposing fans love to hate him, at least according to what we found on hockey message boards. Subban was happy to hit right back.

”[The Jan. 12 game vs. the Bruins] is a prime example of the punk that Subban is. He throws the cheap shot at David Krejci, turtles when Andrew Ference confronts him, then laughs as he’s escorted to the penalty box.” -posted on dropyourgloves.com

Subban: “This is obviously coming from a Bruins fan. It’s pretty simple: My job isn’t to fight. I’m playing the most minutes out of any player on my team right now. My job is to get a guy like Krejci off his game. Anybody I wouldn’t want to be fighting I wouldn’t even look at twice if he challenged me. When I do need to stick up for myself or my teammates, I will. I make that decision, not the other team.

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Primis's avatar

The kid really doesn’t get it.

You can’t play and act like him without then having to defend yourself.  That’s the price to pay.

He wants to do as he pleases, but then not pay the price or have to fight his own battles.  He’s just a coward, a guy that acts and talks big but is very small of character.

Pests who think they’re invincible don’t last long in the NHL.  What’s going to happen is that at some point, something’s going to happen where he needs to answer for it, he won’t, but nobody (not teammates, not refs, not anyone) will be able to save him.  But he’s apparently far too short-sighted and ignorant (or just dumb) to see that.

Posted by Primis on 02/22/12 at 10:13 AM ET

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@Primis,

PK is one of the best at what he does.Hockey player are not as stupid as you (seem to be)!!!
-“The kid doesnt get it.”
R U for real??? He doesnt get it,but hes one of the best young blueliner in the NHL!

I just re-read your comment and I wonder why I’m replying to it!!! You just dont make any sens

Posted by pklmtl from montreal on 02/22/12 at 02:57 PM ET

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