Friday, February 26, 2016

Stop Jumping on the PK Subban Hate Bandwagon

Yeah, we all get it. The 2015-16 Montreal Canadiens may not make the playoffs. Their core players "aren't producing," they have a terrible offence, etc., etc. Andrei Markov keeps making turnovers... but PK Subban is even worse. But guess what? You're wrong.
PK leads the Habs in points, with 46, and in assists, with 41. He is a defenceman. When he leads an entire team in these two categories, it must either mean that (1) he is an incredible player, or (2) his team is terrible at offence. To be honest, both of these play a factor. But PK is probably the Habs' most important player aside from Carey Price, and he electrifies games and makes them watchable, even when the Habs are losing. He is a fan favourite, and has done better things off the ice than on it.
Off the ice, PK shines in the spotlight. I remember a few summers age when, while everyone else actually used a bucket of water and ice to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, PK hired a whole truck full of water and ice, sat in a lawn chair in the middle of a main street in Toronto, and had the truck pour a river of water and ice over him. It was the funniest thing I ever watched.
Not only that, but he overflows with charitable acts himself (pun intended). Once, he donated $10,000 to the Montreal Children's Hospital, as well as hosted a Christmas part there, where he bought presents for all the children. Not only that, but once he hit a boy with a puck on accident, and took time after to meet the boy and his family. For these acts, PK shines on and off the ice.
So I don't understand... just because Michel Therrien threw PK under the bus unfairly, while leaving David Desharnais, who has done nothing productive, to keep doing what he is doing, everyone starts hating on PK. Leave him alone! He is one of the Habs' best players, on and off the ice.

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