Someone Is Very Upset With P.K. Subban's Locker Room Antics, And You'll Never Guess Where He's From...
Hm, doesn't it seem like Jack Todd is excessively upset about a 15 second interaction between teammates that was enabled by a beat reporter giving up his recorder and gave everyone in the winning locker room a quick laugh? I know journalists have a job (that's reliant upon the efforts of the talent they are covering) to do and all that jazz, but getting that upset about a player having some fun after a hard fought series feels like a bit of an overreaction. I don't know, that transcript reads pretty innocently to me. Maybe it cost the media a question or two, but there's no reason for someone to get their panties in a wad over it...or is there...
Look, I know Jack Todd is entitled to his shitty opinion, but now is definitely not the time to voice it. It may sound like I vehemently disagree with him (I do), but I'm really just trying to give the guy some constructive criticism. P.K. Subban could piss on a live microphone tomorrow, and there's not a think piece that could be written by an overly critical member of the Montreal media that wouldn't be laughed off the page.
Admittedly, I don't know the Predators' dance-happy defenseman personally. He seems like one of the most lovable people and personalities in the entire NHL. Maybe that's a front. Maybe he is - indeed - an attention whore. Maybe Mike Milbury wasn't being a hacky, casually racist troll (i.e. himself). Maybe P.K. Subban really is one red nose away from the circus and needs to be whacked upside the head so as not to distract from Nashville's 8-2 record in the playoffs...or something. Maybe he is single-handedly killing the newspaper industry by impinging upon deadlines with his malicious congeniality. Even if allllll of that were 100% true (and it's not), the last person that could serve as a reliable source is the guy that desperately argued on behalf of the trade that sent him to the city in which he is now thriving. It may have very well been the right move for both teams in the long run. However, anyone associated with the Montreal Canadians is just going to have to sit back and soak in their own misery for the time being. Nashville is on fire and that means P.K. Subban is untouchable to those that forced him to pastures that are currently greener than their envy with stupid, critical commentary on his charisma.
P.S. Yes, even to the people that apparently fought for the right to do so in the Vietnam War (?).