P.K. Subban provided Canadiens fans with a plethora of fantastic memories during his time in Montreal. With the announcement of his retirement, it’s the perfect time to relive some of those great moments.
- Sting like a Bee: Subban was best known for his slick moves on the ice, but once in a while he went out of his way to obliterate his opponents, as he did when he stole Brand Marchand’s soul with a Rob Blake-esque hit that sent the Bell Centre into a frenzy.
- The Goal: The Canadiens’ rivalry with the Bruins is timeless, but like all good rivalries, it needs an injection of passion once in a while. That’s where Subban came into play.
- Can you hear me? As public enemy No.1 in Boston, Subban didn’t just drive Bruins fans up the wall with his post-whistle antics, he was usually the best player on the ice when it mattered most.
- Look at all this room for activities: Sure, he was a defenceman, but giving Subban too much space in the offensive zone was a recipe for disaster, as evidenced by the clip below.
- Head down: Who could blame Mike Hammond for ducking as Subban unloaded with a shot that would make most rocket-propelled grenades envious?
- The quote: Few players knew how to build a moment like Subban. The quote was made all the better by the fact that the Canadiens were indeed victorious against the top-seeded Bruins in Game7 of the second round during the 2014 playoffs.
P.K. Subban, on Game 7: “I can’t wait for the crowd, the noise, the energy in the building. I can’t wait to take that all away from them.”
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) May 13, 2014
- Je Me Souviens: Upon his return to Montreal, Subban was reminded exactly how much Canadiens fans loved the energy he brought to the ice.
- Flipping Out: The Norris-winning defenceman certainly scored a lot of great goals, however, he also could humiliate his coverage as he set up his teammates for easy goals. Just ask Ondrej Palat.
- Best of the Best: Subban stands as the last player not named Carey Price to win an individual award as a member of the Montreal Canadiens, joining Doug Harvey, Larry Robinson, Tom Johnson, Jacques Laperriere, and Chris Chelios in the elite group of Habs players that won a Norris Trophy as the best defenceman in the league.
- Respect: While representing the Montreal Canadiens franchise, fans expect players to build upon the glorious history of the team while respecting those that came before them. Few players accomplished this more convincingly than P.K. Subban.
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