P.K. Subban is about to play in his first Stanley Cup Final with the Predators after being traded from the Canadiens last summer. He’s a popular player in hockey because of his charisma, but that popularity can also make him polarizing.
This is why ESPN felt Subban would be a perfect player to profile for its E:60 show, which takes a deep dive into what makes him unique. The episode aired Sunday morning, and retired hockey player John Scott was interviewed and made a controversial statement.
Felix Potvin Game Jersey I don’t like him. I think on the ice, he’s a piece of garbage. Perceived as like a hot shot, this guy thinks he’s better than everybody, Scott said on the show.
Brian Burke runs Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames and he and many Calgarians have strong views about this topic, King stated. However, he is not our spokesperson regarding a new events centre for our city. We remain committed to our dialogue with the City and very optimistic we will get to a positive conclusion. We admire everyone’s enthusiasm on this subject.
Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi has said residents do not want public money used to build a new stadium. Scott Hennig, a vice president for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, told the Herald using public funds to sports arenas is not standard in Canada.
Burke says that leaves Canadian NHL teams at a disadvantage.
Tom Rathman Game Jersey We’re playing against teams in the U.S. that have their venues built for them almost 100 percent cost and have favorable leases, Burke said. It’s discouraging when you hear someone from the city say that we have zero economic impact. We think it’s hundreds of millions of dollars.