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Top Reasons You Should Dislike P.K. Subban
- Updated: June 8, 2015
You know P.K. Subban, right? The 26 year old defenseman and alternate captain of the Montreal Canadiens, as well as a Norris Trophy Winner and a gold medal winner for the 2014 Winter Olympics is no stranger to the NHL. His flashy personality on the ice as well as his talent has clearly made a negative impression on many hockey fans everywhere. Really, who does he think he is? Well, if you thought his energy on the ice was enough to make you have a migraine, here’s a list of many other reasons you should loathe the “Subbanator.”
1) He doesn’t let racist or negative remarks get the best of him.
Here’s a strong example: Everyone remembers the uproar that occurred on Twitter after P.K.’s overtime game-winning goal that had the Habs beat the Boston Bruins in Game One back in 2014. The “hockey Twitter” world was flooded with angry Bruins (and non-Bruins) fans posting racist remarks towards Subban to the point where the Boston Bruins spoke out about the appalling words. P.K. didn’t speak up about the situation until after the Canadiens dropped a five to three decision in Game Two, but more importantly…he wasn’t letting the haters “phase” him! He went on to say the following:
It’s unfortunate when things take away from the great hockey that was played two days ago,” he continued. “It was a fantastic game, great for the league, great for hockey, and that’s what we are going to talk about. So I’m happy now that we can just move on. You know what the funny thing is, is that we get stronger as a league, you see how people come together and it’s great.
How dare he not let the haters get to him!
2) He gives back to the community through charity work.
Doesn’t that photo of him posing with donors at a charity event for the Montreal Children’s hospital foundation just make your blood boil? Yup, that’s right. P.K. is no stranger when it comes to charity work. Back in December of 2012, Subban and childhood friend (who is also captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning) Steven Stamkos led teams of other NHL players during the RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge, where the proceeds from ticket sales were put towards benefiting grassroots hockey programs through the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund and RBC Play Hockey. Another example of this kind of monstrosity is making children’s dreams come true at the Ball For The Children’s, which paid tribute to the legacy of the Montreal Children’s Hospital while celebrating a future full of promises for child health, as well as raising $1,307,000.00.
What a monster…and don’t even get me started on his visit to the children’s hospital in Port Au Prince with Georges Laraque as well as annual visits to the Montreal Children’s Hospital!
3) He’s always kind towards his fans.
Okay, so he surprised a few fans by playing a street hockey game with them in Westmount and sure, he gave young fans the dream of a lifetime around the holidays by disguising himself as a security guard named “Karl” until he revealed his true self and hit the ice with the kids, and sure…he poses with fans almost ALL of the time, but so could I if I had fans!
Horrible! Disgustingly cute! Ew!
4) He gets along well with almost everyone he works with on and off the ice.
Not only does P.K. get along with his teammates as well as other NHL players, but he’s even close with Élise Béliveau (wife of the late Jean Béliveau)! Queen Élise! How dare he become close with such royalty! And sure, he has friends in red sweaters, but I could wear a red sweater and have friends too.
Damn him and his friendliness!
Overall, this sixth season NHL, Olympic gold medalist who is also a two-time World Junior Hockey Championship gold medalist who has also had Eastern Conference final appearances, as well as being one of the top players in the hockey league is just awful! He dives (according to this Ottawa Senators fan and “disliker” of P.K. said), just like most NHL players do on a regular basis (hello, Krieder!), which makes him unoriginal. He’s also NOT overpaid (last year, Minnesota Wild defenseman and alternate captain Ryan Suter sat at the top with an 11 million dollar salary) even though he has the highest cap hit among ice time leading defenseman, which clearly shows that the Canadiens want to lock that talent in for good. Gross. He’s a competitor, hard worker, and a great guy on and off the ice. We should all loathe him.
If you haven’t already guessed, this is an article poking fun at the people who dislike P.K. Subban for absolutely no reason. Don’t take everything you see on the internet seriously.
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