Hockey Needs Flair And PK Delivers

Toronto Sun sports writer Steve Simmons said something on TSN’s Off The Record the other day that I agree wholeheartedly with.

Host Michael Landsberg asked Simmons if he thought PK Subban, after all the Don Cherry/Mike Richards flak, should change his ways.

Simmons shook his head and said no way, the NHL is full of mostly dull, boring talking heads, who are all cut from the same cloth with rehearsed and homogenized answers to questions, who tow the party line like ducks swimming behind each other.

Simmons said PK doesn’t fit this mold at all and its a good thing. Let him be an individual, let him show exhuberance and be full of beans. Don’t harness a rare type of player in the league – one with a healthy cockiness and is full of vim and vigour.

In this day and age players are taught how to answer questions from the media, how to dress, how to look, walk, and when not to wear their baseball caps backward. They’re like cardboard stand-ups. We have enough of these and it’s nice when we get a different personality for a change.

I probably wouldn’t know most of the players today if they were in my living room. Of course I’d need a big living room but that’s beside the point. It’s like a league full of players from a George Orwell novel.

PK Subban, as young as he is, is a flashback to another time, and hockey as a whole needs a kid like this. Imagine if every player was the same?

6 thoughts on “Hockey Needs Flair And PK Delivers”

  1. Dennis, it’s refreshing to see someone who is original and not afraid to be himself. I don’t think P.K. will change. Go Habs Go!

  2. Hi Diane. It’s really refreshing. And if he changes he might not be as effective. Just watched a movie called Shutter Island filmed near Boston. I’m still trying to figure it out so if you watch it, please fill me in.

  3. Ah, the good old cat’s pajamas. What a great saying, from way back. I think I’m going to start using it. Although my cat sleeps in the nude.

  4. Hey Dennis,You are correct again,where would hockey be without the likes of Jaques Plante,Derek Sanderson, Pete Mahovolich,Patrick Roy,Glen Anderson,P.K. Subban,just to mention a few who beat to a different drum.I think it is great to see someone who is out there having a great time and enjoying the game ,instead of just playing for the fans and the money.I think if a player can show himself to be having a good time while still playing up to his potential,fans ,coaches and players all come out the winner.

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