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Subban hopes Game 7 gets ‘nasty’ and ‘dirty’ in Boston

May 12, 2014, 11:51 PM EDT

Following an emotional Game 6 win over the Bruins at the Bell Center, Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban spoke with NBC’s Pierre McGuire about what the Habs will be facing on Wednesday night at TD Garden.

“I love it,” Subban said regarding Game 7, per “That’s what the playoffs are all about. I hope their crowd is louder than in here [Bell Center.] I hope it gets nasty, I hope it gets dirty because at the end of the game when you’re shaking hands, whoever wins, that’s what the feeling’s all about.

“It’s knowing that you battled, you went through a war and you know what? We’re going to be at the end there standing tall.”

Here’s the full interview:

What’s interesting to note is that, production-wise, Subban has been relatively quiet over the last three games. He’s gone pointless in two — including Game 6 — and has just a single point, a far cry from the opening three games of the series in which he notched three goals and three assists.

Update: More P.K…

  1. tdrusher225 - May 13, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Well said. As a Bruins fan, I love to hate this guy on the ice and he plays that villain role so well. But man he’s such a class act in these interviews. Got to respect the guy for sure.

  2. billiam55 - May 13, 2014 at 1:40 AM

    should be a fun game.

  3. hockey412 - May 13, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Like him or hate him, it’s a refreshing point of view. Much better than the ‘you’re wrong and we’re right’ crud. Well played.

  4. rednuthatch - May 13, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    “I hope it gets nasty, I hope it gets dirty ”

    I’m sorry, but I can’t disagree strongly enough. All I expect when I hear this is another game full of penalties that the refs won’t call, because they want to “let the players decide the game”.

    That means goonish play will decide the game rather than skill. I detest the fact that the rules get thrown out the window during playoffs.

    • avscup - May 13, 2014 at 9:06 AM

      Well please go watch some soccer because the SCP are simply the best there is. The refs are letting men man up and the goonery is being called but the tough hockey it takes to win the cup is being played!

  5. dboldave - May 13, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    I love to hate this guy and I can’t wait for tomorrow night.

  6. theskinsman - May 13, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Subban is as dirty as anyone not in a Pens sweater, and I sure hope he gets exactly what he’s wishing for. Note; if you actually stand up and face whoever has an issue with your cheap shots, the view is much better than staring at the ice while you do your usual turtle impression.
    Million dollar talent, ten cent mind.

    • cheetah440 - May 13, 2014 at 9:36 AM

      I’m not sure I’d call him “dirty”. I’d call him a weasel. Montreal is a team of weasels. Looking for cheap plays, diving, hanging around the red line. Just weasels. It’s their style. They play a different brand of hockey, something a Bruins fan can’t relate to.

      • ckim719 - May 13, 2014 at 10:56 AM

        Ya your right, they must have trouble relating to all those spears and cup checks the bruins give out. Tough hockey.

      • kovodisc - May 13, 2014 at 1:27 PM


        Pot meet Kettle…

        Montreal spears too. True story.

  7. cheetah440 - May 13, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    It;s actually funny that Subban thinks they are that good. 12 posts, 7 open nets. Series should have been over in 5 if not for posts and missed empty nets in game 1. But you have to execute and the Bruins have failed. But they have dominated and the Canadians have been completely outmatched. Give them credit for hanging around and taking advantage of the Bruins failings but to actually believe they are better is delusional.

    • charlie24zz - May 13, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      The habs completely outmatched the Bruins last night. Were you watching the same game?

      • cheetah440 - May 13, 2014 at 4:49 PM

        Sure was. Watched another 2 posts, a fluke puck not go in on the goal line and 2 more whifs on open net attempts. Coupled with a very lucky bounce for Montreal and it adds up. Boston dominated the play last night, as they have all series. They aren’t scoring. It’s obviously an important part of the game. Montreal is capitalizing on virtually every chance. If Boston had the same rate, they would winn 15-2, but they are snakebit at the moment. The good news for Boston is if they can get past Montreal, the puck luck eventually evens out and they have a lot coming their way.

  8. muckleflugga - May 13, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    well, you could have knocked me over with a feather … pierre mcguire being out-clichéd by a novice like pk subban … good interview all the same though lacking somewhat in pierre’s spangled honey-dripping adoration –being faithful to his one true love it would seem

    but check-out pk, he doesn’t look like he broke a sweat, this in contrast to a clearly spent, hunched and humbled bruins team dragging their sorry abject asses off the ice after being schooled in ball-breaking defence, searing break-out speed and of course class

    good of the spectators to share their towels with milan and zdeno, since canadiens themselves were hardly in need

    are there enough to go around to share with bruins fans, it’s crying time again …

    • cheetah440 - May 13, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      we’ll see tomorrow, mouth.

    • savoirlaire - May 13, 2014 at 3:24 PM

      As someone who writes for a living, and was educated as a writer, I can no longer bear to listen to your ostentatious, listen-to-me verbal garbage. You are the worst kind of writer, one who is just in love with listening to yourself unnecessarily embellish every phrase. There is an expression in business–if I had more time I would have written a shorter memo. I don’t expect you to even come close to grasping the idea of economy of thought and words, because you are the exact person Oscar Wilde had in mind when he described someone as “a self-made man who worships his creator”. In other words, a blow-hard. On behalf of every literate person, no matter what team is being supported–just shut the f up, you Frank Deford wannabe!

  9. joey4id - May 13, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    We’re obviously witnessing the making of a superstar. Many knew it before this day, and probably more doubted. He’s going to get a heck of a contract next year, and if not next year, he one day will be wearing the C. Goaltending aside he is the most impact-full and spectacular player since Guy Lafleur to don the red white and blue.

  10. bubblehead22 - May 13, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    It’s funny how some chowduh heads feel a need to drag the Pens into every conversation… Pens are thought of as soft, not dirty, most reasonable hockey fans think Boston when they hear “dirty team”

    • kovodisc - May 13, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      I’ve seen one reference to the Pens. But go ahead and lump us all into one category AGAIN.

  11. mbankston - May 13, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Dear Muckleflugga, your are the delusional one. 4-0 End of story. That’s an absolute ass whipping. Then when the games over Boston wants to be tough guys. Save it for game 7 you pussies. This series should already be over alright. The Bruins got lucky at the end of game 2 when the refs went blind.

  12. montrealbbr - May 13, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Montreal has dominated this series right from the start. If not for some bad penalties and lucky bounces the Bruins would already be gofling. Expect to see more of the same tomorrow night when they finish off this poor excuse of a team.

    Cant wait to hear more racist comments from Boston fans after PK scores another goal on them tomorrow.

    • sixchr - May 13, 2014 at 1:37 PM

      I’d rather be a fan of a team that goes down fighting than be a fan of your hypocritical excuse for a team. Don’t cry racism (which is already completely inaccurate) when your team hires coaches and signs players based on language and ethnicity. Why don’t you go cry about the Bruins being classless while pelting the players with trash like you did last night eh?

      • kovodisc - May 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM

        If Boston started throwing stuff on the ice you damn well better believe that Muckle would be all over it – wondering why fans weren’t kicked out for throwing things on the ice, or why there wasn’t a penalty, or that it’s a perfect example of what a trashy city Boston is etc.

        But when Montreal does it? Good on them for trying to help clean up the sweat.

        What about the metal bottles, Muckle? Just trying to quench their thirst? Wait – wasn’t that what Thornton was doing to Subban?

        No…he was racially attacking him in some way i’m sure…

        Troll on, Trolla

    • kovodisc - May 13, 2014 at 1:40 PM

      You do realize there were only a handful of people (6) from the Boston area that used racial epithets after that game. They had a total following of 700 people. Gee…how did this become such a big deal? Montreal media not doing their job (fact checking) and taking the story an running with it.

      Keep lumping the millions of Bostonians into that category though…it only makes you look like the fool (which you are so good at doing)

      You’re s statement could easily read like this:

      “BOSTON has dominated this series right from the start. If not for some bad penalties and UNLUCKY bounces, the CANADIENS would already be SWIMMING.”

      • kovodisc - May 13, 2014 at 1:42 PM

        Except i’m not that delusional and wouldn’t say Boston has dominated from the start. Montreal owned most of Game 6.

        I’d say the Bruins have had more offensive zone time overall, they just can’t get it in the net….damn posts keep getting in the way!

      • kaptaanamerica - May 13, 2014 at 4:34 PM

        Your comment about Bostonians not being racists generally might hold true except for the fact they always vote socialist. It’s a fact the kkk was created by Democrats and everyone knows Hitler was a socialist. Neo Nazis are what? Literally the new national socialists…. They have the same ideology as the socialists Bostonians keep voting for. What else would explain why Bruins fans ran Tim Thomas of town for opposing the hypocrisy & racial hate

      • kovodisc - May 13, 2014 at 6:29 PM

        Again with the generalization

  13. ironmd778 - May 13, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    I despise Montreal but come on, he’s not dirty.

  14. muckleflugga - May 13, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    for savoirlaire … long and off topic so don’t read

    were i writing to please business associates as i have in the past, or a paying readership as does frank deford through the present, my writing would be structured to meet accepted standard and always was, and is –i am flattered to be mentioned in the same sentence as frank deford, by someone claiming to be a professional writer yet

    now to your critique

    these are of course comment sections in hockey blogs where one can hardly be expected to find or meet any standard in a wide and varied readership, all gifted with reading comprehension and means of expression according to individual age and experience

    in here i’ve seen many commentators grow as writers, learning to risk themselves and ideas in a forum where single-minded abuse directed at their persons is the norm, even as they attempt to grow … still, the thrust and parry is all part of the hardening process, tempering then honing developing skills for those risking themselves

    short of a single instance involving a student of journalism, rarely have i seen any among them feel need to qualify personal literacy, preferring rather to let their ideas flow, with hockey understandings as currency in exchange for rated value, thumbs up or down

    you are only the second person i’ve seen in two years, appearing magically and presenting with need to qualify themselves as professional writers, this before uttering further word … the first did so as a legitimate means to fix his relationship with a writer working for the province … in your instance no legitimacy is apparent

    one might think a professional writer or a person educated as a writer might be capable of letting their voice define them accordingly

    examining the record, i’ve never seen a comment delivered under your current pseudonym herein constituted of anything of consequence … your comments represent the definitive one-line tripe, bereft of thoughtful input or hockey intuition … your current attack does not define the reasoned thought processes of a professional writer, many of whom i know and have worked with in professional capacity

    you claim to be a professional writer, but routine google search exposes your pseudonym as being from an itinerant blog jackal, seeking weeds to hide in, piss, then slink away … having that much time on your hands, i find myself doubting your so-called status as a professional writer, not evident in your prose i’ve stumbled across

    the fact of the matter is, your blogging comments typically involve sarcasm and abuse, rarely seen in those gainfully employed subject to sanction in professional lives … look at your offering in here, work of a professional writer in comparison to my own, it is to laugh:

    and of course i’m a blowhard, with many of my posts intentionally exaggerated as a literary device unto itself, telling tall tales as it were … i’ve declared that intent, and as faithful readers know, lampoon myself accordingly … much of what occurs in hockeytalk is composed of scandal sheet rot, and is subject to ridicule and lampoon accordingly …

    some get it, some do not … some are easily offended, some not

    and i deliberately incite debate, trolling in stagnant water often as not … look at what i dragged in today, another village idiot … lurking in the weeds inflating shrivelled penis in blog-stalking flagellation

    in closing i’ll mention the post drawing your critique, critique speaking largely to economy in word, was in the order of one hundred and twenty six words whereas as your effort in retort was one hundred and thirty six words …?

    and you claim to speak for the literate majority, seeking succour and support in a like-minded herd daring to sanction the right honourable muckleflugga … were you a confident and professional writer, your intelligence would stand by itself, and not need to rally help using cheap devices

    to quote mark twain –whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause for reflection … when you’re done peering into windows, beating your meat in the weeds, wash up then look in a mirror

    come the pissant with me, i’ll feed you your lunch every time

    • savoirlaire - May 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      You’re joking right..?? You are the biggest gas bag I have ever encountered. Who would want to even begin to read the self-important crap you spew? Give it a rest and learn that in writing, as in music, the notes that you don’t play are as important as the ones you do. I’m done with your long winded douchebaggery now and forever, you wannabe…

  15. dubblelznhell - May 13, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    That cheetah character is one of the most delusional posters I’ve seen on PHT. Lmao

    • cheetah440 - May 14, 2014 at 11:54 AM

      We’ll see tonight who is delusional.

  16. valandmag - May 14, 2014 at 7:27 AM

    For all you Canadien fans who tell us Boston fans to stay classy we weren’t the ones throwing garbage on the ice? We’re not innocent by any means but stop being so high and mighty you can jump into the gutter just like the rest of us. How dare you put yourselves above us lowly Boston fans. You’ve thought you been above us for years dating back to the days of Bobby Orr and Larry Robinson, Truth of the matter is there have been some great Bruin teams and some great Canadien teams and the rivalry will always be there but to say you are better is an understatement. The Bruins have out played the Canadiens this series should have been over in five games. I give credit to the Canadiens for taking full advantage of the Bruins mistakes and whiffs. Even though game six was a rout as you say change the tide could have turned very quickly if Lucic or Ericsson would have found net on those shots The Bruins have whiffed and hit iron multiple times in this series some of the young defenseman even Chara have made mistakes and the Canadiens have been gifted with many goals. There are times when the Bruins have literally dominated the Habs in there own zone lest we forget that sequence in Game Six when the Bruins had the Habs gassed in their own end for almost three minutes.
    I give the Habs credit they and have taken full advantage of the Bruins inconsistencies playoff hockey is execution and a bit of luck the Habs have both. The Bruins have failed to execute but to say the Habs are a better time is ludicrous. The Bruins need to show up and play mistake free hockey if the Bruins do and take the lead the Canadiens cannot play from behind.
    Subban should be careful what he wishes for.

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