May 8, 2013
Ottawa Senators beating Montreal Canadiens on and off the ice
By DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

Senators coach Paul MacLean (TONY CALDWELL/QMI Agency)

Members of the fraternity that nominated Pernell Karl Subban for the Norris Trophy really needed a word with him Tuesday morning.

"Sorry guys," he said. "Not until tonight. After the game."

At least one Montreal reporter actually pleaded, but to no avail. Subban was focusing on the task of beating the Senators that night. If he would have even opened a five-minute window for interviews at noon, there's no way he would have scored that goal at 8 p.m.

And so those with early deadlines -- and the paying customers who want the news and reactions to the news before they go to bed -- had to wait. But at least they were going to hear what Subban had to say about his first Norris nomination after Game 4.

Unless the Habs lost, as it turned out.



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