Montreal Canadiens must show P.K. Subban the money

Montreal defenceman P.K. Subban is showing that the club must sign him at all costs, writes Mike...

Montreal defenceman P.K. Subban is showing that the club must sign him at all costs, writes Mike Zeisberger. (Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:57 PM ET

If Carey Price is the face of the Montreal Canadiens franchise, then P.K. Subban is its poster child.

With his trademark chapeaux and swank threads, the young Habs defenceman has been a magnet for the television cameras every time he’s sauntered into an NHL arena during these Stanley Cup playoffs.

Yes, when it comes to making a fashion statement, Subban has very few peers.

The same can be said for his production on the ice.

Add it all up, and the conclusion is obvious: It is imperative that the Canadiens sign Subban to a long-term deal this summer, even if it puts a significant dent in the team’s wallet.

This is the type of blue-line building block almost every team in the National Hockey League covets. And if general manager Marc Bergevin wasn’t sure of that at the beginning of the 2012-13 season, he should be now.


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