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The PK Subban Debate

from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,

Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban made a modest return to action on a perfect Super Bowl weekend. He was neither a commanding presence nor a step out of place, but rather one of a half-dozen blue-liners who contributed to a sweep of the Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators.

And there’s not a thing wrong with that.

It’s just a shame, if you’re to believe one Hockey Night in Canada panellist, that Subban is disliked by everyone on his team, a young man who is profoundly troubled by the frosty shoulder of his teammates.

Presumably, this sadsack outcast dried his tears long enough to share meals Saturday and Sunday with Brandon Prust, then watch the Super Bowl at Josh Gorges’s home on Sunday with the rest of the Canadiens.

But we’ll come back to that.



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There’s no debate.  PJ is a mouth breathing cretin.

Posted by dwgs on 02/05/13 at 09:22 AM ET


There‚Äôs no debate.  PJ is a mouth breathing cretin.

I agree. His performance this weekend was brutal. He rambled incomprehensively, talking over others, making statements out of context with the conversation and generally looked lost. It seems as the criticism of Stock has increased the producers are hellbent on upping his profile on the show. They have reduced Mclean’s input, which is a good thing, but replaced him with Stock. It is pretty bad when Healy looks intelligent by comparison.  They have turned the hotstove, which used to be the best part of their intermissions, into a mind cringing dumbfest.

Posted by timbits on 02/05/13 at 09:29 AM ET


It’s a short bus version of Around the Horn, which is itself a short-bus version of Sports reports.

All we need is a new segment with Dater, Campbell and Daly and we’d be approaching Matryoshka-ish levels.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 02/05/13 at 09:58 AM ET


Whoops.  Sports Reporters.  Irony.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 02/05/13 at 09:59 AM ET


Even if Stock’s right, and given that he can’t even read a teleprompter, I doubt he is, it’s going to be a non-issue going forward. If Michel Therrien smells locker room discord he will shame the involved into its non-existence in one of his legendary tirades about how the parties involved are a bunch of little girls (which have occasionally been delivered in front of media members).

Posted by larry on 02/05/13 at 03:27 PM ET

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