Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/21/12 at 05:15 PM ET
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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