NO CELEBRATING IN CANADIENS DRESSING ROOM OVER SUBBAN SIGNING

Text Size BROSSARD, Que. — It wasn’t exactly smiles and high fives in the Montreal Canadiens dressing room on Tuesday over the news that P.K. Subban’s contract dispute had finally ended. In fact, the mood was surprisingly chilly on a team that started the lockout-delayed NHL regular season 3-1-0 without the flashy player who was their top defenceman last season.

Subban signed a two-year US$5.75 million contract Monday night and will rejoin the club Wednesday in Ottawa, although when he will play his first game has yet to be determined. Veteran rearguard Andrei Markov refused to talk about it, saying “He’s not in the room yet, so let’s talk about it when he’s going to be in the room.” And Josh Gorges, Subban’s regular defence partner, steered around questions on how he felt. “To be honest, I’m glad that we don’t have to talk about it any more,” said Gorges. “It’s a non-issue now and we can focus on getting ready to play the games without anything else to think about.”

From TSN


2 Responses to NO CELEBRATING IN CANADIENS DRESSING ROOM OVER SUBBAN SIGNING

  1. JoelLeafs says:

    Although our sample size is pretty small, I think its safe to say that the Habs are off to a great start. That being said, I’m going to go ahead and predict they take a bit of a dive. The only major difference being Subban, I think they will still play relatively well the rest of the season, but I think the next 5-10 games aren’t going to be great for them… maybe 3-5-2

  2. TimTheBone says:

    I gotta disagree… They won’t be integrating subban until therrien thinks he’s ready… Look to see PK in the press box for two, maybe (but not likely) more games.

    I think the hard feelings will subside rather quick… Hatchets will be buried…

    It’s really only three players who seem to be upset at the situation… Cole, markov, and subbans partner gorges…. Price is lole his best bud sodont expect his game to be affected by it…

    The real question is will subban play in therriens world… He needs to be a team player now…. The side show is over… Balls in PKs court so to speak

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