My son doesn’t ice skate, but loves to watch the Bruins. He has a handful of NHL jerseys of various teams, Santa brought him a Blackhawks jersey just last year. Last night he asked if I could buy him a Montreal Canadiens jersey. Images of Guy Lafleur, Frank Robinson, Ken Dryden and Game 7 in 1979 when the B’s were called for too many men on the ice flashed through my mind and I said “Absolutely not”.
P.K. Subban is a black player for the Canadiens. Over the past two games of this playoff series, he is arguably the best player on the ice. After scoring the game winning goal in the first game, some vile, racist tweets were sent out, perhaps from Bruins fans. After game 2, Subban was asked about the tweets.
“First things first, the Boston Bruins are an original six franchise, they have been around for a very long time, they are respected,” Subban said. “It’s completely unfair for anybody to point the finger at the organization or the fan base. They have passionate fans here, great fan base and since I’ve been in the league it’s been awesome. I’ve come to Boston many times, my family has come here, and it’s been great.
“What people may say on Twitter or social media is not a reflection by any means of the league or the Boston Bruins. So whoever that is, they’ll get dealt with, but it’s completely separate from this league or the Boston Bruins organization. I know some of those players personally on that team, like I said, the fan base has been awesome, they are a great bunch of fans.”
“It’s unfortunate when things take away from the great hockey that was played two days ago,” he continued. “It was a fantastic game, great for the league, great for hockey, and that’s what we are going to talk about. So I’m happy now that we can just move on. You know what the funny thing is, is that we get stronger as a league, you see how people come together and it’s great.”
What a class act P.K. Subban is. He doesn’t own a wide brush and paint everyone as a bigot who lives in Boston and wears the spoked “B”. In other words, he doesn’t let a few bad apples ruin the apple cart or orchard field, for that matter. I hope Eric Holder hears Subban’s comment so the next time he gets questions on Fast and Furious, he doesn’t run to a Al Sharpton event and insinuate bigotry when none exists, by saying “look at the way the Atty General was treated yesterday by a House Committee, what AG has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment and what president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment”? IDK Eric, ask Janet Reno, Alberto Gonzales, or Ed Meese how they were treated and get back to us. I would also suggest those that paint Republicans, Tea Party folks, or NRA members with a wide brush (you know who you are) to reflect on the words of this wise hockey player.
So yes, a P.K. Subban jersey has been ordered for DFW Jr but Go Bruins!