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Subban: ‘Hate me. We’ll just keep winning’

May 14, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT

P.K. Subban AP

Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban doesn’t care if Boston Bruins fans hate him and if they feel the same way in New York, that’s fine too. His goal isn’t to be the most universally adored man in the sport.

“If they hate me, great,” Subban said, per Yahoo Sports’ Nick Cotsonika. “Hate me. We’ll just keep winning, I’ll keep scoring and we’ll move on.”

The Boston-Montreal series, which ended tonight with the Canadiens’ 3-1 victory was heated and Subban got into the spirit. Before Game 7, he talked about his hope that it would be a “nasty” and “dirty” contest that featured a loud crowd opposing him at Boston’s TD Garden.

He plays with a lot of passion and has been very effective in the playoffs with four goals and 12 points in 11 contests. Needless to say, he’ll be one of the Rangers biggest adversaries in the Eastern Conference Final.

You can also watch his postgame interview with NBC’s Pierre McGuire below:

  1. mangoman1966 - May 14, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    This guys motor is always running. Wish the pens had him

    • Tyler - May 15, 2014 at 1:05 AM

      PK has proved he’s a great player, but his motor isn’t the only thing that’s always running…

  2. billiam55 - May 14, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    pretty sure pierre jizzed his pants after that interview.

    • beergold - May 15, 2014 at 8:26 AM

      Too funny….he got run out of Canada cause he was the biggest leg humper on TV… MSNBC deserves him!

  3. muckleflugga - May 14, 2014 at 11:28 PM


    too right … he’d look mighty fine in detwa as well … it’s too bad the norris will pass him by in a season he probably proved worthy

    but look at pierre, all-a-blush … cheatin’ on sidney, what happened to faith, hope and charity, not the pole dancers, but the corinthians version

    • micasa81 - May 14, 2014 at 11:38 PM

      11/10 post.

    • no - May 15, 2014 at 12:44 AM

      I wonder if muckle will ever notice the reply button

      • theageofquarrel - May 15, 2014 at 5:39 AM

        Probably not.

      • mangoman1966 - May 15, 2014 at 10:58 AM

        We have to send that boy to school. Lol

    • mangoman1966 - May 15, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      Pierre has left Sid at the altar

  4. slickvb82 - May 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Love it! Not a fan of the Bruins, to see them fall is glorious!

    • polegojim - May 14, 2014 at 11:43 PM

      Nice work Habs and Subban!… Glad to see those Boston Babies Bounced by a mentally tougher team.

      Babies throw tantrums for all to see. Lost respect for the bruins. Thorton and Lucic, punks both.

      Should be a good series w NY.

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 15, 2014 at 12:31 AM

      Not as glorious as watching the Wild kick off an early summer AGAIN!

      How many Stanley Cups does Minnesota have … ?

      • strictlythedanks - May 15, 2014 at 2:06 AM

        b1tch alert, b!tch alert

      • avscup - May 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM

        Somebody is trolling! Get back under the bridge ‘danks. Or are there too many skeeters already. Bytch!

        How many cups?

  5. stakex - May 14, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    You know, as a Rangers fan, I really like Subban. He doesn’t just have swagger, but the skill to back it up. There is nothing wrong with a guy being good, and knowing it.

    With that said, I have a feeling some of his teammates wish he was just a bit more careful with what he says. Trash talk the guys you just beat all you want, but its not really a good idea to antagonize the team(s) you still have to play. Saying something like “I feel sorry for any team that has to come into our building and our city” is a great way to fire up the guys you are going to be playing against.

    • joey4id - May 15, 2014 at 8:14 AM

      Yep. And how did that work out for the Bruins?

      • stakex - May 15, 2014 at 11:35 AM

        Just because it didn’t bite them last series, doesn’t mean it won’t going forward. Montreal didn’t win the Cup by defeating the Bruins after all….

    • joey4id - May 15, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      If any player is not fired up at this time of the year then he’s got no business wearing an NHL jersey. Sorry!

      Subban didn’t say; “you’ll have you a$$es kicked when you come to our building”. That would just make him sound arrogant and look even worse if a visiting team won those games.

      Krug and Hamiliton both said that the Bruins had solved Price. They knew how to beat him. Do you seriously think Price needed this to be fired up? All Krug and Hamilton did is to set themselves up to look bad if they didn’t score on Price, which they didn’t. Matter of fact, the first game (3) after their comments, Krug let a shot go from just inside the left circle of Price, which he handled easily. After the shot Krug fell and slide to the back board, and Price tossed the puck towards him as if to say, Here! Try again.”

      What Subban said is far from thrash talk and bulletin board material. He also said that he hoped the Garden would be loud and that it would be a dirty and nasty game. Again! Far from bulletin board material.

    • rothugsnharmony - May 15, 2014 at 6:14 PM

      he’s showing pride for the city of Montreal. In no way is he antagonizing anyone. I guess it’s a matter of time now to see if the N word will be trending in the New York City area on twitter?

  6. nflnhlrulznbasux - May 14, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Lift-off……….
    This is Ground Control to Major Jizz
    You’ve really made the grade

    McGuire’s greatest moment, in his head.
    I think I’m gonna be sick for a sick after watchin’ that one.

  7. shamu1the1whale - May 15, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    I like PK Subban. He’s got a lot of heart, a great sense of humor, and seems like he’d be a lot of fun to hang out with. I agree with mangoman, it would be awesome if the Pens had him! (Btw, I hope Montreal beats the Rangers, since the Rangers beat my Pens… I’m still bummed about that…)

  8. banger60 - May 15, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Okay, i’ll do that!

  9. dubblelznhell - May 15, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    Why does any network give Pierre McGuire a job? I bet most hockey players hate talking to the creep. He’s a weird person and makes a lot of people uncomfortable.

    • nflnhlrulznbasux - May 15, 2014 at 1:52 AM

      I wish he, PJ Stock and Bob Cole would all just get a room together and never come out!

  10. dubblelznhell - May 15, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    So what did Lucic say to Subban? Probably something retarded. Lucic is a punk, anyways. From a production standpoint he’s average, at best.

  11. bills4 - May 15, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Sub ban is an arrogant prick. If Lundquist plays well and Nash gets his head out of his ass, the Rangers can easily win this but…… It will be one of the most boring series in a very long time. Montreal goes down the ice, shot…. And it’s blocked, now the Rangers head back the other way, gain the line and shoot…. And another blocked shot. Neither one of these teams can hold Chicago, LA, or Anaheims jock strap. The West will dominate, PERIOD!!

    • kaptaanamerica - May 15, 2014 at 6:52 AM

      Easily beat Montreal? Are you on crack our some other hallucinogenic?

      • rothugsnharmony - May 15, 2014 at 6:15 PM

        He’s a Bill’s fan. Just ignore him

    • joey4id - May 15, 2014 at 8:19 AM

      If KIL line would have scored. If Rask would have been better than Price. If Bruins d starting with Chara would have played better. If Marchand would have scored. The result would have been different. Blah blah blah. Rangers have a very good team that is especially very well coached. Montreal has played well, and is also very well coached. It is going to a different series. Won’t be boring, but will be faster because the Rangers are faster than the Bruins.

  12. President Charles Logan - May 15, 2014 at 1:34 AM

    Rangers need to put Carcillo on him for a few shifts , the same Carcillo who as broadstreet reminds everyone had more goals in the playoffs then Crosby lol

  13. muckleflugga - May 15, 2014 at 1:36 AM


    good catch genius, but how were you to know

    i wonder if the software engineers building the nbc sports talk app for the ipad will find a way to build a reply-to button into the app

    i think it may involve making flash and android compatible apps work with apple products, this without bogging the app to the point of uselessness

    steve jobs loathed adobe and google and windows, primarily because of proven instability on the apple platform, all proving to be the only software to consistently crash apple software

    the nbc app dumps my ipad two or three times weekly regardless

    • nflnhlrulznbasux - May 15, 2014 at 1:50 AM

      another useless comment from muggabloombojoey
      PS, you may think your smart mugga and you may in fact be, but you have no social smarts/cred/skills and have the personality of a puck……just sayin’

      • joey4id - May 15, 2014 at 8:23 AM

        Nflnhl, Know what? You’re absolutely nuts. You and anyone else who thinks that blomfeld or muckleflugga or any other and I are the same. For chrissakes!

        And, frankly, I’m not a fan of muckleflugga (most of the time), but I am a fan of blomfeld, you d!psh!t. If you’ve read any my posts, I’ve been nothing but objective in all my posts favoring no team in particular Blomfeld, on the other hand, clearly favors the Kings.

        Can’t you find some better use of your time than spreading this idiocy?

  14. muckleflugga - May 15, 2014 at 2:00 AM


    another new account falling out of the trees … i thought with bruins taking the gas pipe, you and your kind would have had the grace to acknowledge your superiors, then quit proliferating as those with multiple personalty disorders tend to proliferate

    no …?

    kiss the ring then kiss my royal canadian ass, deadhead

    • President Charles Logan - May 15, 2014 at 2:14 AM

      can-uh-duh = america’s hat

  15. muckleflugga - May 15, 2014 at 2:27 AM

    texas … alberta’s toilet … coming to a pipeline near you

    • kaptaanamerica - May 15, 2014 at 6:55 AM

      That just makes no sense… everyone knows that’s Edmonton. Just sayin…

    • President Charles Logan - May 15, 2014 at 4:47 PM

      im in the georgia-tennessee-alabama area muckle… no pipeline issues here . texas can have ya’ll

  16. 101starmymedic - May 15, 2014 at 6:58 AM

    As usual P.K., it’s all about you. Turd.

  17. dropthepuckeh - May 15, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    Watching Subban and les Habs beat the Bruins was heartbreaking but any animosity I held toward PK before this series has vanished. He was by the far the best player on the ice every night and seeing/ hearing his interviews and character off the ice have made me a fan. He is just what the NHL needs in a marquee player – fast, smart, articulate, athletic and posses an insane shot. There are idiots in every fan base who will attack any opposing player but this idiot knows when they are wrong and I am happy to admit it. Congrats to PK, congrats to Montreal and congrats to the fans of Montreal for a well deserved win. The better team won and the only silver lining I take from a Bruins perspective is that Montreal exposed some serious issues that will need to be addresses before the Bruins can ever advance deep into the playoffs. Sad but true.

    • rothugsnharmony - May 15, 2014 at 6:20 PM

      Well said fellow Bostonian. It’s good see a comment filled with enlightenment as opposed to bigotry which is what I mostly see from Bostonians these days.

  18. drewsylvania - May 15, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    What do Rangers fans think of the Habs/Subban?

    • bmy0913 - May 15, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      Man, undeniably, Subban played like a monster against Boston. But lets be fair here, the Bruins were not on their game. They were back on their heels and just looked uninspired. The way the blueshirts kept Crybaby and Malkin in check and made them use their depth to try to win games was damn impressive (when they were on their game overall, even more so).

      I think if the d lines can keep Subban and Pacioretty in check that same way, get in good and deep, Subban will crack. He’s good, but hes mouthy and takes stupid penalities when he gets frustrated. The rangers PP slumped (understatement), but has started to pick back up. If they can go in there, simplify their game the way they played the last three agains Pitt, I think they can definitely take them.

      Also, it’s worth noting the changes on lines and the players that are back from injury that can make an impact. With the momentum they have coming back in, and the needed rest, I think they’ve got what it takes to make Subban stop flapping his gums. It will be a fun series to watch.

      Lets go blueshirts.

    • nj666 - May 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM

      they’re not quite sure who he is considering most of them became fans in april…

      • moarjam - May 15, 2014 at 1:24 PM

        HAHA is a devils fan trying to knock the ranger’s fan base? There’s plenty of rangers fans during the season. You know, they are the people that fill up the prudential center during rangers-devils games…

        As for Subban…I like him. Great player and big personality. NHL needs more of that. A lot of the stars are boring.

        The Habs…They don’t necessarily bother me. We have never been big rivals and I wasn’t alive for their NHL dominance.

        I’m sure that will all change in a few days!

  19. drewsylvania - May 15, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    @dropthepuckeh I don’t agree. Losing your #2 and #4 defensemen may well have been the difference. It’s true that the Bruins need a bit more speed, but that’s usually easy to find. And Krug, Dougie, and Miller just found out what the playoffs need. I think they’ll be fine.

    • dropthepuckeh - May 15, 2014 at 8:34 AM

      drew – the injuries to Seids and McQuaid definitely hurt but injuries are a big part of the playoffs. It was the speed and the Bruins lack of finishing that killed them. Marchand was out-pested by Gallagher, Chara outplayed by Subban, Rask by Price and the list goes on. The Bruins can’t think they can win by intimidating teams anymore. Their first line was atrocious and Lucic spent more energy bickering with the Habs than concentrating on scoring and playing the game. I don’t think Iggy should be re-signed and I assume Bartkowski is gone by Sept. I like the youth coming up from Prov but I don’t think they are currently built to make a deep run without some changes.

      • pl4tinum514 - May 15, 2014 at 12:28 PM

        Your team even with 5 guys injured has more talent than the Canadiens. Your guys just didn’t show up.

    • montrealbbr - May 15, 2014 at 9:15 AM

      The Bruins could try to get better by trading that lumbering turnstyle you call your captain and getting some guys who can actually skate. And instead of just getting guys who are good at fighting and playing dirty maybe get someone who can actually score?

  20. 7mantel - May 15, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Where is Esa Tikkanen ,he would kiss PK and take him off his game ! Let’s Go Rangers !

  21. joey4id - May 15, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Here are few hockey cliches for one of the greatest players ever to have played in the Q. Out of the thousands and thousands he is the only one here on PHT. And hockey life after the Q apparently ends. So he thinks. :-)

    Montreal took advantage of the inexperienced d. Z wasn’t playing up to par. Habs came out strong in the first 10 minutes with a tenacious forecheck and had the Bruins on their heels. Price was better than Rask, and PK better than Z. Give a lot of credit to Therrien for making substitutions that worked out well. Habs speed was a huge asset and they used it well vs the Bruins. Montreal played well in their zone.

    Any out there still think Price is overrated? He’s won 5 elimination games this year and only giving up 2 goals.

  22. montrealbbr - May 15, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    God do I love this guy! He is the type of player you build your team around. He plays great in the regular season and is able to get even better when the playoffs start! And he went into Boston and shut that dirty team and their scumbag fans up!

    • dropthepuckeh - May 15, 2014 at 9:22 AM

      Nice work Habsman, way to be a sore winner. As a Vermont native aren’t you a little embarrassed to claim Montreal as your own? If you were old enough you probably would claim Dallas in football back in the day too, Yankees etc. Fair weather troll. PK has way more class than you – great player.

    • joey4id - May 15, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      montrealbbr, it was a good post until you added, “And he went into Boston and shut that dirty team and their scumbag fans up!” You sound like a scumbag yourself.

      PK is a gamer. He and Doughty will be going head to head for the Norris for years to come.

  23. rpiotr01 - May 15, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    The Rangers just got through dealing with Sidney Crosby, king of the mouth-running, cheap shot dirtbags. Subban plays that game too but at least he stands in there and backs it up in the scrums, unlike Skate Away Crosby.

    Interesting series ahead, these two teams are oddly mirror images of eachother. Outstanding goaltender, speed, a little finesse, a little physicality mixed in, roll 4 lines. Can’t call it either way.

    • joey4id - May 15, 2014 at 11:57 AM

      Absolutely! And don’t underestimate their bench bosses. Both have done a tremendous job in the playoffs thus far.

  24. gah05 - May 15, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    PK Subban, you are not only a great hockey player but a class act. I hope you retire as a Montreal Canadien!! All the best next series!!!

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