Radio hosts on Montreal’s TSN 690 were aghast when they heard somewhere that P.K. Subban will have to battle for a spot on Canada’s National Team going to Sochi for the Winter Olympics.
I’m aghast too. P.K. won the Norris Trophy this past season as the league’s top d-man. Does he need other qualifications?
A Norris Trophy winner has a spot on the team, plain and simple. Whoever said he’ll have to fight for a spot needs to get to the hospital and have the glue melted off his brain cells.
P.K. and Carey Price will be at the orientation camp in Calgary next month, and it’s a different story for Price, who will be battling with Chicago’s Corey Crawford, Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo, Washington’ Braden Holtby, and Phoenix’ Mick Smith for one of three netminding jobs available.
If Price plays like he did last spring, he won’t be going to Sochi. But if he plays like we’ve seen him at times, he could be Canada’s number one guy. It’ll be interesting see how things go for Price and Team Canada. It’ll reflect on his day job.
And Subban? C’mon.