Leave it to the uber creative fans in Nashville and a pregame sign to turn a really stupid comment by a talking head on TV into a way to support their player.
During pregame warmups in Nashville, the Predators fan above held the sign against the glass for Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban and the rest of his teammates to see.
The sign is in reference to an
asinine comment made on Friday about Subban by NBC hockey “analyst” Mike Milbury.
As many players on any given team are want to do, Subban was shaking his groove thang during warmups. To Milbury, that is inexcusable. He went on to call Subban a ‘clown.’ As the topic continued, both Milbury and panelist Keith Jones agreed Subban’s behavior was ‘a concern’ for the Predators.
To which the collective hockey universe rolled their eyes backwards so hard everyone fell over.
Frankly, outside of washed up crusty old NHL’ers who haven’t played in twenty years, Subban’s personality is refreshing. As that sign shows, Predators fans have embraced Subban and welcome his non-cookie cutter mold.
Milbury’s comments was met with anger from fans, but at the same time, increasing frustration.
The Nashville Predators get a big boost tonight as superstar defenseman (and fashionista, clearly) P.K. Subban is activated off of IR and will be in the lineup against the Edmonton OIlers.
Subban missed 16 games all together with an upper-body injury. Adam Vingan of The Tennessean notes the injury is thought to be a herniated disc.
After two full practices with the team, GM David Poile thought Subban would make his debut around Jan. 24 when the team returned home. Clearly he’s ahead of schedule.
“It’s just another step in the right direction,” Subban said to The Tennessean. “Every day that went by, I was just itching at the opportunity to get back in there and happy to be able to do that tonight.”
One the lasting legacies of P.K. Subban’s time in Montreal will not be something he did on the ice. Nor will it be the trade that sent him to Nashville. It will be the humanitarian impact he had in the city.
In September 2015, Subban pledged $10-million dollars to the Montreal Children’s Hospital over a seven year span. Already a fan favorite of many of the kids in Montreal, he cemented himself in their hearts with his incredible gift.
The news of his trade was met with ‘grief’ from the children. The Montreal Gazette reported, “Doctors, nurses and social workers did their best to reassure the inconsolable children their knight still belonged to them even if he no longer belonged to the Canadiens.”
Subban reassured the kids he was not going to leave them with an incredible heartfelt letter Check out the video as kids and families read what Subban wrote. (Might want to grab the tissues before you do.)
“… just because I have a new address, doesn’t mean my commitment to you and to the hospital is going to change one bit.”
Wow. If that doesn’t tug at your heart strings, then your heart is two sizes too small
, Mr. Bergevin.