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Rolling Out The Red Carpet For P.K. Subban

from Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post,

No, these are not Lou Lamoriello’s Devils.

The red carpet was brought out in concert with all of the pomp and circumstance that this formerly buttoned-up organization could muster to introduce its new star, P.K. Subban, at Prudential Center on Thursday afternoon. It was a spectacle that included a drum line preceding Subban’s smoke-machine entrance into an arena populated with a couple hundred screaming fans, and a Ric Flair robe presented to Subban with his No. 76 emblazoned on the back while everyone screamed, “Woo!”

And the celebrity goes beyond the electric defenseman obtained in a trade with the Predators at the draft just short of a month ago. It goes to his oft-mentioned girlfriend, retired Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, who was brought up by managing partner Josh Harris at almost first mention during an earlier press conference.

“Let’s face it — P.K., and we’re lucky enough to adopt Lindsey also, they’re major stars,” Harris said. “I think that it’s welcome here in New Jersey, it’s welcome in our culture, and I think it elevates our organization. I’m very excited about it. I think it’s a win-win on all sides, and we’re lucky enough to have someone who’s very good at it, embraces it and connects with fans.

“We’re trying, as much as we can, roll that out in an effective way.”


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If his back is Ok, PK should still be a great player who will get
far more opportunity to play and be the offensive focus in NJ

In the right market and situation he’s also as good an add off the ice as you can get.

Lots of charity work and helps market the team.

Personally, he seems like a great guy - super-positive and high-energy.

The only thing I wonder is how well a 24/7 super-high wattage personality
works in every dressing room. As a quieter, more introverted personality,
I appreciate the energy of someone like this and like being around them
- but not all the time.

Posted by lefty.30 on 07/26/19 at 03:29 PM ET

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