PK Subban’s on-ice antics aren’t the most redeeming to most Bruins fans. His embellishments aren’t appreciated by the 17,565 who boo him unmercifully at TD Garden. He makes up for that, though, with his speed, agility, puck-movement and ability to change the game.
What should never be questioned is the character of PK Subban. His contributions to charities in the Montreal area is second to none and his generosity during his postgame interviews always makes for a good quote.
That generosity was again on display after the Boston Bruins came from behind in the third period to defeat Subban and the Montreal Canadiens in Game 2. The Habs defenseman took questions about the team’s collapse. He even fielded a question on turtling on Shawn Thornton in the third period, again not a redeeming on-ice quality.
Then again, Subban made up for it when he was asked about the racist tweets directed at him after he scored the double overtime winner in Game 1. He spoke at length about the tweet, the response from the Bruins organization, and the City of Boston.
Some quotes aren’t fit for 140 characters. PK Subban’s quote on the racist tweets is one of them pic.twitter.com/SWwB3tAHsw
— Bruins Daily (@BruinsDaily) May 3, 2014
Subban’s brother, Malcolm, is a goaltending prospect in the Bruins’ organization. The 2012 first round pick helped the Providence Bruins defeat the Springfield Falcons in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs Saturday night.
PK and Malcom’s parents were in attendance for Game 2 in Boston.
There’s still room for the older Subban to get his share of heckling from Bruins fans displaying their Black and Gold. It is part of the game. It’s the same reason why Habs fans, historically, boo the Bruins captain every time he touches the puck. It is all part of the rivalry.
After his response, there’s an added respect factor to the rivalry, and PK Subban displayed that perfectly. His comments demonstrate that he is a class act.