P.K. Subban should be lock for Canadian Olympic team

Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban skates away from the check of Edmonton Oilers forward...

Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban skates away from the check of Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov during NHL play at the Bell Centre. (Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:35 PM ET

It shouldn’t be, really, but one of the hot talking points when it comes to Team Canada’s roster for the Olympic hockey tournament is the status of Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban.

That there is even discussion about the worthiness of the defending Norris Trophy winner being in Sochi illustrates the polarizing nature of Subban’s game and personality.

Former Habs great and Hall of Fame defenceman Serge Savard said this week he couldn’t understand why Subban wasn’t a lock for the team, echoing the feeling of many Canadiens fans.

But Team Canada executive director Steve Yzerman, when the Subban question was put to him, had a telling answer, though he prefaced the answer by saying he was not singling out any candidates.


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