P.K. Subban was the main focus in this week’s special Hockey Inside/Out section published in Thursday’s Gazette with two stories on the Canadiens defenceman by Dave Stubbs.
You can read Stubbs’s Q&A feature with Subban, who has been a busy guy during the lockout, by clicking here. Stubbs has a second piece on how the Canadiens’ failure to sign Subban before the lockout might actually help the defenceman. Read that story by clicking here.
Jack Todd wrote an open letter to Canadiens owner Geoff Molson saying it’s time for him to step up and act as the voice of moderate owners before it’s too late. Read Todd’s column by clicking here.
Pat Hickey has a column on how the rich keep getting richer in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs becoming the first team to be valued at $1 billion by Forbes. You can read Hickey’s column by clicking here.
Hickey also had a couple of stories on Mathieu Darche, who doesn’t fit in with the billionaires or millionaires in the NHL lockout and is still hoping to land a job when the lockout is over. To find out how Darche doesn’t fit in with the rich kids, click here. And find out why Darche realizes his NHL career might be over by clicking here.
Hickey has yet another story on how players on Canadian NHL teams get dinged on the pension payments compared with players on American teams. To read that story click here.
Brenda Branswell has a story on a new book by Sean Pronger, the brother of Chris Pronger, titled Journeyman, in which he describes what it’s like to be a fringe player in the NHL. Read that story by clicking here. Branswell has another story on Hamilton Bulldogs player Kyle Hagel, who is a gritty, well-rounded guy who has come up with an interesting new hockey app. Read that story by clicking here.
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