Re: Gill calls out Subban
posted at 2/9/2011 12:48 PM EST
In Response to Re: Gill calls out Subban
[QUOTE]So you think it is totally arbitrary that there are articles in the Canadian newspapers about him just about everyday; just pure chance that HNIC radio talks about him practically everyday; an uncanny coincidence that his coaches and teammates continue to call him out privately and publicily; a random event that players on other teams seem to be constantly enagaged with him. I'm sure at the All-Star game he grabbed Skinner's jersey because he was cold too, but because he wanted to be noticed at all. C'mon Kennedy, I know you love the kid, but it couldn't be more obvious that he is desperate for attention. Sure he gets lots of attention because he is so skilled too. But don't be surprised that the kid that who can never keep his mouth shut and is always acting out gets attention. That's the way it goes.
Posted by Fletcher1[/QUOTE]
This is what I said in my last post. I'll be more concise this time and give examples, because you have completely misinterpreted my point.
Subban has done some things that have put himself in the limelight. His reaction to the Ovechkin hit (and subsequent minor), some selfish plays at bad times (like the ones that got him benched a couple of months ago), his overall exuberance on ice are examples of that.
However, other things that have received a great deal of attention have nothing to do with him seeking attention. This latest story, the "OMG SCOTT GOMEZ DIDN'T HUG PK AFTER THE OT GOAL" story, most of what comes out of PJ Stock's mouth, etc are examples of that.
It would be nice if the media and fans could separate the two. The Subban-obsession is out of control, and this latest incident is an example of that. How anyone could say "Yup--there's Subban making himself the focus again" about this latest incident boggles the mind.
As for HNIC and the media, remind youself why the media exists: to sell advertisements. PK Subban is a unique player in what is (let's be honest) a boring league that pales in comparison entertainment-wise fo 20 years ago. What else is the media going to focus on as far as personalities are concerned? Haven't you noticed...there aren't any! That's a big part of why there are more threads about a Habs player on this Bruins board than there are about many B's players.
And indeed, putting on Skinner's sweater was a horrible thing to do. He needs to respect the game, and should look at NBA icons like Larry Bird and Magic Johnson who would never have done something like that (in warmups....before a Celtics / Lakers regular season game in the 80s.....on April Fools Day...for the benefit of Sports Illustrated cameras).