There has been trade talk surrounding P.K. Subban lately, and there has been this reclusive rumour about a rift between him and his captain for the better part of the season as well. After the season-ending win against the Lightning, Max Pacioretty shut all of that down in one fell swoop.
Max Pacioretty on his supposed "feud" with P.K. Subban. Tres interessant! pic.twitter.com/hvdl1bjJcK— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) April 10, 2016
Simple things like Pacioretty looking very serious while Subban was trying to pump up the dressing room were pointed to by some as evidence of a problem. It got to a point where an instagram picture of them hugging may not have been enough to completely quell the rumours.
Now, on the off chance that there was a rift between Pacioretty and Subban, he probably wouldn't take a parting shot at a teammate after the last game of the year. That said, it just felt like a fabrication all year, and to hear Pacioretty say what he did instills confidence that the two are on great terms.
And that is a good thing, because if the Canadiens are to compete for a championship, they'll likely need both of these players.