Sports Illustrated Canada did a marvelous, long interview and profile with the Montreal Canadiens’ P.K. Subban. He’s a polarizing figure, no doubt. But he’s also one of the best — my vote for the best — defensemen in the NHL. His tremendous desire to succeed drives almost everything he does. Here’s an excerpt from the story:
“There is no in-between with Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban. Fans either love him or hate him. He can be fearless and play with reckless abandon, but also can drive opponents crazy, and that’s what makes him one of the NHL’s best. In reality, Pernell Karl Subban wants what every other player wants in the NHL, a chance to hoist the Stanley Cup in June, and with little regard about how they do it.”
It’s worth taking some time to read. I think the cover goes a bit overboard — putting him in line to be the next great torchbearer for the Canadiens is a bit premature. But hey, that’s a fun discussion, and the read is even better.
Hey Canada, this one's for you!