Reply to All: In Praise of P.K.
For all I’ve seen in the first four days and nights of the first round of the playoffs, what I like most is P.K Subban. This is a guy – still a rookie, mind you – who has quickly earned a reputation with his mouth. His play has been called undisciplined and reckless, so it is no surprise that he has been the Boston Bruins’ number-one target. But if the first two games are any indication, the Bruins should realize their war against Subban will not be won with words, or intimidation, or crunching body-checks that he’s getting every time he’s near the puck. The Bruins hit him and it does no good. Subban is like the rest of his teammates, full of poise and focus and determination. It is to the credit of Jacques Martin and his coaching staff that Montreal, and especially P.K., handled the atmosphere in Boston so well.