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While Subban isn’t talking contract, he wants to be a Montreal ‘lifer’

Jul 27, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

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P.K. Subban still hasn’t re-signed with the Montreal Canadiens and while he wasn’t eager to discuss how contract talks were going on Saturday, he wants to be a Hab for a long time.

As shared, Subban appeared on a Toronto morning TV show last week and discussed his thoughts on playing in Montreal and what he eventually wants to become of his time there.

“Obviously I remain adamant on remaining in Montreal and being a Montreal Canadien, and not just for a long time but hopefully for the rest of my career, and be a lifer there,” Subban told Breakfast Television in Toronto. “I really enjoy playing there.”

We understand it’s sexier to think about what it might be like if Subban’s negotiations go wrong and he becomes the hottest commodity on the market in a long time. That said, it’s almost crazy to think both sides won’t get a lucrative long-term deal worked out before they’re due in court for arbitration on Friday.

Subban has won a Norris Trophy already and at 25 years old, he’s about to enter his prime. That means there’s more successes to be had and even more excitement down the road for a player who has quickly become the face of the Canadiens franchise. If he doesn’t become a Hab for life, that would be the most shocking turn of events.

  1. 19inarow - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    I really dig how PK’s maturing. He went from a yapping kid to a good man. Good for him and good for Habs fans.

    • billiam55 - Jul 28, 2014 at 8:34 AM

      …………so in other words, subban will never win a cup?

      • bsaures - Jul 28, 2014 at 10:15 AM

        I think you mean lundqvist the king with no rings!!!!

  2. purpleguy - Jul 28, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    I’m surprised no opposing fans have made the following crack yet — “Isn’t 4 years playing for Montreal a lifetime?”.

    • theskinsman - Jul 29, 2014 at 3:36 PM

      Now THAT was funny!

  3. lilgurgi - Jul 28, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Personally, I put this guy in the same category as Crosby and some other players in the league. I respect their talent level, but I can’t stand them or their theatrics on the ice. I know I know “if they were on your team you’d love them” comments are sure to come, but just being honest.

    • mogogo1 - Jul 28, 2014 at 3:42 PM

      I like his emotion. Sometimes I think he crosses the line and it becomes a distraction, but other times I think he very cleverly puts the pressure on himself allowing his teammates to fly under the radar. He knows he bugs some people and that’s part of his plan.

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