Matt Pfeffer had a one-year contract as an analytics consultant for the Montreal Canadiens, and the team reportedly informed him Wednesday that it wouldn’t be renewed for the upcoming season. According to one report, Pfeffer had strongly argued not to trade defenseman P.K. Subban, and lost more than that battle.
Minutes after the Oilers sent Taylor Hall to the Devils for Adam Larsson, the Montreal Canadiens traded P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber in a one-for-one trade. The hockey stove is so fucking hot.
Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban was stretchered off the ice late in the third period of a win over the Sabres, after getting hit by teammate Alexei Emelin. Subban was battling with Marcus Foligno in the corner when he fell to his knees, and his neck was sort of backed into by Emelin. Subban immediately went down and…
I do not believe the Canadiens will trade P.K. Subban. I totally buy Greg Wyshynski’s idea that this is being made up by a rival GM to make the Habs look bad. But still, but still.
The Canadiens have sunk like a stone, going from a historically good first month of the season to well out of the playoff picture, and with Carey Price reportedly likely done for the year with an MCL injury, there’s no reason to think they’re going to turn things around. So it’s about that time of year for things to…
There’s now a little bit of fuss—just un petit peu—over how broadcasters should pronounce Canadiens star P.K. Subban’s first initials. Should a French-language station, airing to mostly Francophone viewers, pronounce the name of an Anglophone player the way they would, or the way he would?
Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban crashed a street hockey game in Montreal Sunday and took a few shots. Overlook the fact that Subban’s wearing sandals with jeans, and instead focus on him playing against an overmatched kid in pads.
NHL discipline czar Stephane Quintal confirmed that Habs defenseman P.K. Subban will not face any further punishment for his slash to the hands of Mark Stone in Montreal’s Game 1 win last night. Meanwhile the Senators announced that Stone, who returned to the game later in the period but skated irregularly, suffered a…
You knew Montreal-Ottawa was bound to have bad blood. You maybe didn’t expect it to spill just 28 minutes into the series.
Take five minutes to watch this video of a disguised P.K. Subban surprising some local kids with Habs gear, a day on the ice at the Canadiens' practice rink, and, eventually, himself. If you must, skip to 3:20 for the big reveal—and his refusal to go easy on the young skaters.
Because we are unrepentant P.K. Subban evangelists, here's Ben McGrath's profile of the Canadiens star in this week's New Yorker.
Sports Illustrated has finally put online last month's cover story on Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban, written by Michael Farber. If you're a hockey fan, you'll want to read it. And if not, read it anyway—Subban is one of the best, most exciting, and most marketable young players hockey has to offer, and if the NHL…
The Canadiens defenseman sat down for an interview on Quebec radio talk show Tout le Monde en Parle, and presumably said a whole bunch of interesting things. But forget that—here's what he said about farting on goalies:
The NHL is holding its annual player tour, in which it drags many of its top stars to New York for days of interviews and appearances. ESPN's Craig Custance took advantage of the opportunity (Insider link) to ask players what they thought of their own unconventional analytics, aka fancystats.
There's something farcical about arbitration hearings, which, when you get down to it, feature a team's executives arguing in front of a player that he isn't very good. It's happening to the best defenseman in NHL as we speak.
Every hockey player should wear a microphone at all times. These wonderful exchanges—between P.K. Subban and Patrice Bergeron, and between Bergeron and referee Dan O'Halloran—show how your penalty (or no-call) sausage is made.
After Montreal's P.K. Subban scored to beat Boston in game one of their series, there were two inescapable talking points: That the word "nigger" was trending in Boston (this was quickly debunked) and there had been 17,000 tweets containing the slur and Subban's name. Would it change your impression if you found out…
When Corey Perry filled Jeff Carter's glove with water during a break last week, it was cute. Shawn Thornton's spraying of Montreal's P.K. Subban last night was more dickish than cheeky, and he paid for it.
Normally, if you allow Boston to score three goals, you're not going to win. They feature the single best defensive forward, blueliner, and netminder in the league, with everyone else taking their cues from a style designed to strangle and frustrate. That style worked just as it was supposed to last night, the Bruins…