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PK Subban Fires Shots at the Toronto Maple Leafs in Wild Live Broadcast

Published February 24, 2024 at 4:31 PM

Sure to spark some lively discussions and possibly upset Toronto Maple Leafs enthusiasts, this topic is also likely to engage a broader audience in debate.

Controversial Remarks by PK Subban Regarding the Toronto Maple Leafs

During his time on ESPN as a commentator, ex-NHL defenseman PK Subban didn't hold back in his critique of the Leafs. He emphasized that the squad's success heavily depends on the performance of their key goal scorer, Auston Matthews.

"They better hope Auston Matthews scores 100 goals because they may not make it.

I'm telling you right now, you take that guy off that team, and they ain't gettin' into the playoffs.

This comment elicited a notable response from Mark Messier, another analyst and former NHL player.


Messier: "Whoa, that's a big statement."

Subban: "That IS a big statement."

Messier: "He should be considered as the MVP."

Subban: Yeah! He's gotta be."

PK Subban's Bold Perspective on the Maple Leafs

Subban further emphasized his view that the Toronto Maple Leafs' fortunes are significantly tied to Matthews. He argued that Matthews' critical goal-scoring ability, particularly in clutch moments, highlights issues within the team, especially considering the significant investments in players like John Tavares, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, and Morgan Rielly. The implication is that Matthews must perform at an MVP level for the team to have a shot at the playoffs, pointing to a systemic issue within the team.

As the team faces the Colorado Avalanche tonight, Matthews has achieved 52 goals in 55 games. Keeping up with this trajectory and maintaining his health, he is on the path to surpass the 70-goal milestone, a feat last achieved by Alexander Mogilny in the 1992-93 season.
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PK Subban Fires Shots at the Toronto Maple Leafs in Wild Live Broadcast

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