The former Canadiens player P.K. Subban is making very serious allegations against Hockey Canada

Published December 9, 2023 at 5:30 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Who could forget P.K. Subban's great years with the Canadiens? The defenseman was simply dominant, standing out as one of the best offensive defensemen in the league.

In the 2012-13 season, the number 76 lifted the Norris Trophy, awarded to the best defenseman in the league. A few months later, he was practically snubbed by Hockey Canada for the Olympics.

Subban elaborated on the matter, and his words are quite striking. It doesn't do any favors for Hockey Canada, which already has a rather ordinary reputation:

"When I made the Olympic team, I was told I couldn't celebrate if I played. If I scored a goal, that wasn't the way Canadians were supposed to conduct themselves.


Like ' Can someone show me the image of how a Canadian is supposed to act?'

I've been living in this country my whole life. That's somebody that's saying my character doesn't match with the character of the other players that are on the team. So when I think of all the other athletes throughout Canadian history, black athletes that have excelled at a high level, I understand exactly what they're going through.

Because you can argue that playing for Canada at the Olympics in hockey is the highest level of athletics that you can reach as a Canadian. And that's how I'm getting treated, the year I'm winning the Norris Trophy."

P.K. Subban

Remember that Subban played only one game in the 2014 Olympic tournament. These allegations of racism are serious, very serious. Yes, P.K. was invited to the team, but clearly not willingly, more due to popular pressure.


Source: Maple Leafs Daily
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