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PK Subban told Chris Pronger to "suck it" in his 2nd NHL game

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In his first NHL game, a 3--2 loss in Philadelphia in February '10, Subban challenged towering Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger, perhaps the nastiest player of his generation, during a scrum at the end of the third period. "He's got one guy in one hand and one guy in another," Subban says. "I come right in the middle, grab him and say, 'Let him go, let him go.' And he didn't say anything. I say, 'I'm not scared of you.' He says, 'God, your breath stinks. Can you get out of here?' " Subban takes a swig of sparkling water and continues the story. "Next night we're playing them in Montreal. The puck gets rimmed out of the zone on a power play, and I'm in front of the Philly bench. I stop just before the red line, getting ready to rim it back around after our forwards tag up. As I'm winding up I look over, and the player coming out of the [penalty] box is Pronger. All I see coming over my shoulder is orange. He's coming to kill me. So I follow through with my shot and as I recoil, I kinda duck down over my right shoulder and slip out of a check as he starts to throw it. He trips over my back leg and falls into the boards face-first. As I'm backing away, I see [Flyers wing] Ian Laperrière, and he's got a funny face, like, Oh, my God. And I'm laughing and Pronger's yelling, 'You bailed! You bailed!' If you can believe, the words out of my mouth were 'Suck it, Prongs.' "

Sports Illustrated

Parenteau excited to join the Canadiens

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"I'm really excited. I'm realizing a childhood dream. I'm still processing what's happening. It's a great opportunity and I'm going to make the most of it"

P.A. Parenteau to Canadiens.NHL.com

Subban can't wait for Game 7

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"I can’t wait for the crowd, the noise, the energy in the building. I can’t wait to take that all away from them."

P.K. Subban after the Canadiens tied the series 3-3

Subban talks about modeling his shooting game after Nick Lidstrom in Friedman's 30 thoughts

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At the Olympics, we talked about Subban's ability to lift his head and shoot. He said he saw Nicklas Lidstrom do it and tries to emulate that. If you really think about it, that's probably the play Lidstrom tries to make, too. "I just try to use my teammates," Subban said. "It's not always about the big bomb coming from the point. When I have an opportunity to shoot it, I know they want me to shoot it."

http://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/hockey/opinion/2014/03/30-thoughts-leafs-reimer-should-follow-cammalleris-lead.html

Mike Ribeiro cries about Max Pacioretty celebrating because he's a big hypocritical baby

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After Pacioretty did his now patented sword sheathing celebration after scoring the empty net goal that sealed the win for the Canadiens, notable cry baby, diver, injury faker, douche bag, and many other adjectives for a-hole, Mike Ribeiro complained to the French media about it, fully unaware of the irony. He said: "Un move de junior. Je faisais ça il y a 20 ans."

RDS

"I can not hate someone who is better than me" -Erik Karlsson on P.K. Subban

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Earlier today, Erik Karlsson gave a lovely quote on Ottawa radio, translated into French by Nicolas St-Pierre TVA sports and Ottawa's 94.5 Radio station, talking about P.K. Subban: "Je ne peux pas détester quelqu'un qui est meilleur que moi" In English, that means what the title says: "I can not hate someone who is better than me. So Erik Karlsson knows how good P.K. Subban is, can we hire him as the coach?

https://twitter.com/nic_st_pierre/status/398142907783577600

"When Price's deal gets done with the Canadiens, I would expect that the term will be a lot less,...

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"When Price's deal gets done with the Canadiens, I would expect that the term will be a lot less, in the neighbourhood of 6-7 years, but the cap hit will likely be more than Quick's, maybe $6 to $6.5 million per year. " - Bob McKenzie

Following the 10-year extension for Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, the topic of Carey Price's next contract was discussed on TSN's Insider Trading segment on Thursday. Per Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette, Price is hoping to get a deal done in the next two weeks. The Canadiens filed for arbitration last week, in a strategic move to prevent other teams from filing an offer sheet. Stubbs also reports that negotiations on a deal for P.K. Subban are also expected to start shortly. Meanwhile a decision is expected to be made by coveted collegiate defenseman Justin Schultz sometime this afternoon. The Oilers and Senators are reported to be the front-runners in a group of six teams.

"In regards to my ankle it sure got a bad break it is cracked three places around the ankle. The...

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"In regards to my ankle it sure got a bad break it is cracked three places around the ankle. The main bone is broken above the ankle and the small bone is broken in the side of the leg. It looks like curtains for me as far as hockey is concerned. I look back and say that I was fortunate at that. It’s a wonder I never broke my neck. Thank God I have that at least." -Howie Morenz

A rare letter from Habs legend Howie Morenz, just shortly before his death, is now on the block through Classic Auctions. The letter comes from the estate of Morenz's former teammate Mary Burke. The letter is one of hundreds of items up for bid, and we'll feature some of these over the coming days. Another unique Morenz item is his 1923-24 rookie card graded a 6 by PSA. There is no other higher graded rookie card of the Stratford Streak.

"I do see it in a similar way to what I was doing with the Canadiens over the last two years."

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"I do see it in a similar way to what I was doing with the Canadiens over the last two years."

It didn't take Bob Gainey long to find new employment. The former Habs captain, coach and GM is taking a consultant position with the Dallas Stars, a position he held with the Canadiens until the firing of Pierre Gauthier. Meanwhile, one can nip any thoughts of Saku Koivu coming back to Montreal. The Habs former captain re-signed for another year with the Anaheim Ducks.

"First and foremost, I'm excited about being here in Chicago." "I love the opportunity. I love the...

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"First and foremost, I'm excited about being here in Chicago." "I love the opportunity. I love the organization. I love where we're heading in the future and that's something I want to put to bed right from the outset." "I've got two years left on the contract. I'm very happy here and [the Montreal job] was the last thing I was thinking about."

Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville squashed any rumors of joining the Montreal Canadiens, after his team dismissed assistant coach Mike Haviland on Tuesday.