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NHL broadcaster Pierre McGuire admitted he was taken by surprise when at the end of his post game interview with P. Nike Air Huarache Black .K. Subban following the Canadiens Game 7 win over the Bruins in the second round, after the Montreal defenceman planted a huge kiss on McGuires forehead as he exclaimed, "Yeah baby!" before heading off to celebrate with his teammates in their dressing room. "I didnt see that coming at all," McGuire told TSN.ca recently. But what McGuire has always seen coming was the performance and level of play Subban showed in the Canadiens run through to Game 6 of the 2014 Eastern Conference Final. Subban finished the playoffs with 14 points in 17 games, with seven of those points coming in that series win over the Bruins. He played a major role in helping Montreal upset the Presidents Trophy winners and helped lead his team to within two wins of their first Stanley Cup Final berth in 21 years. As McGuire pointed out, it wasnt just Subbans skill - that helped him win the 2013 Norris Trophy - that allowed him to take a big step forward in the playoffs, but also the enthusiasm he showed in that interview and how he applies that both on and off the ice. "I remember when P.K. went to his first World Junior Championship and talking to him before he flew over to Pardubice," McGuire said. "He was beaming and just so excited to go over there and to be part of the experience. Obviously then he was such a raw talent and hes worked hard to get to where he is now. But that excitement and enthusiasm for the game has never faded. Its still there now and thats a main reason for what youre seeing now. Thats why hes a leader. He loves the game; he plays it the right way and youre seeing that more and more now. Can he improve? Yes and hell tell you that. But what youre seeing now is the potential anyone who knew him well saw." While winning the Norris Trophy last season impressed his teammates, that passion for the game and what he did to help the Canadiens go deep into the playoffs was equally if not more impressive. "Hes definitely maturing and hes showing why he won the Norris Trophy," said teammate Carey Price on Saturday. "He had an excellent postseason. For us to win the Cup, were going to need him to play that way. Hes a fun-loving guy; hes fun to hang out with and he makes it enjoyable to come to the rink every day. Hes a really good buddy of mine obviously and I was happy to see him succeed in the playoffs and prove a lot of doubters wrong." Canadiens defenceman Mike Weaver was acquired at the trade deadline and in his short time as Subbans teammate, realized how infectious the 25-year-olds love of the game was having an effect on him. "I think a lot of the time the enjoyment of the game is sometimes forgotten," said Weaver, who is an unrestricted free agent in July. "You almost gotta get back to the time when you had fun playing hockey and instead of it being a job, its more of a privilege. Playing with him and even in playing in Montreal, I started to enjoy the game again." When told of Weavers comments, a flattered Subban told the media that enjoying the game and embracing the moment has always been an important part of his approach. "I enjoy every moment," Subban said on Saturday. "Through the ups and downs you have to because as much as careers are long, theyre short too. You just dont know what can happen so you have to enjoy your time when youre out there. The playoffs are a fun time to play and I obviously enjoy playing that time of year." Subban, who is a restricted free agent again this July (this time with arbitration rights), will continue to be a hot topic as the offseason gets under way. But before he headed off for what will be his shortest summer yet as an NHLer, he made it clear he wants to continue to enjoy the playoff moments with the Canadiens and help them build towards and achieve their ultimate goal of winning their 25th Stanley Cup. "Theres something about that," Subban explained. "Theres something about building a team and being part of a special group that youve seen grow from the bottom up and add blocks along the way. Theres something special about winning with a team like that. I believe we have an opportunity to do that here. I look at the Montreal Canadiens winning the Cup in 93 and only being to the conference finals two times since then, and Ive been to them both times. A lot of guys go their whole career and never make it to a conference final and get to within two wins of a Stanley Cup Final, so I understand the importance of taking advantage of those moments. Its unfortunate we didnt get that done this year, but I know that the future is bright and theres going to be plenty of opportunities for us to redeem ourselves and take that next step." James Murphy is a freelance reporter who also writes for NHL.com, the Boston Herald and XNsports.com. He covered the Boston Bruins/NHL for last 11 seasons writing for ESPNBoston.com, ESPN.com, NHL.com, NESN.com, the Boston Metro, Insidehockey.com and Le Hockey Magazine. Murphy also currently hosts the radio show "Murphys Hockey Law" heard Saturdays 9-11 AM ET on Sirius/XM NHL Network Radio and 4-6 PM ET on Websportsmedia.com. In addition to that, he is a regular guest TSN 690 in Montreal and Sirius/XM NHL Network Radio as well as a hockey analyst on CTV Montreal. Nike Roshe One Flyknit Cheap . It took 22 seconds for DeRozan to get on the board, taking a lob pass from Joakim Noah and converting the easy layup before knocking down his next two shots. 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Theyre both on the bubble to make that team. Another candidate to a certain degree is Tyler Seguin but I would suggest hes a longshot at this point. The depth at centre and right wing and the immaturity in Seguins game probably hurt him from making Team Canada. Q: What the latest on NHL expansion? Where and when? McKenzie: The NHL party line hasnt changed. There are no formal plans for expansion but if they expand and everyone assumes at some point, theyre going to, the common knowledge is that Seattle is the primary target in the Pacific Northwest. The strong sense Im getting now is that Las Vegas is second on that list behind Seattle and the NHL wants to be the first major professional sports league to put a franchise in Las Vegas. People in Quebec City may be saying, Hey, what about us? Well, keep in mind, theres no rule that says if they expand, that they only expand by two teams. The possibility of expanding by three teams, with Quebec City being one of them, is at least something that will be considered. Theres lots of money in expansion; over $300 million per franchise, close to a $1 billion winfall that isnt shared with the players or anyone else, just the owners. Q: Whats the latest with the Toronto Maple Leafs? Dreger: Hockey Canada is awaiting word from the Toronto Maple Leafs, specifically on Morgan Rielly. General manager Dave Nonis is expected to meet with head coach Randy Carlyle on Wednesday to get a clearer view on how Carlyle intends to play Rielly. If hes going to continue to play him, then hes not going to the World Junior Hockey Championship in Sweden. That decision will made prior to Thursday. The labour-intensive negotiations with Dion Phaneuf continue. His deal will get done to keep him captain of the Maple Leafs. Its believed to be in the viciinity of seven years at $7 million plus per season. Nike Roshe One Print NZ. Its not quite done yet. Theyre still squeezing. McKenzie: If Rielly is loaned to Team Canada, theres an excellent chance he could be the captain of the team. If not, it could be Scott Laughton. Q: What is the latest on the vacant general manager positions in Buffalo and Calgary? McKenzie: The Sabres search continues and theyre looking at some time in the New Year, probably in January or February, likely before the Olympics but no absolute guarantee. I thought the Calgary search might heat up really quickly and get done a lot sooner than Buffalo but now Im starting to get the opposite feeling. While Brian Burke has received permission from the Dallas Stars to talk to Joe Nieuwendyk, he actually hasnt reached out to him yet. Theres speculation that Nieuwendyk maybe isnt ready to jump back into the general managers market at this time and Burke has not yet asked for permission to talk to anyone else. This might be one that carries on for months and maybe longer if they realize the person they want is not available until the end of the year. Q: Any repercussions for Brad Marchands antics against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday? LeBrun: I would say he had actually changed his ways until Saturday night and thats what was so disappointing to the Bruins. The Bruins were not impressed with him kissing his ring and Ive been told its been dealt with internally and he knows not to act that way again. One-Timers Dreger: There are ongoing debates and discussions about concussions and, while the league does not publicize the numbers anymore and Im told the number of concussion is consistent to past years but the man-games lost to injury because of concussions is down. LeBrun: I said a month ago the Ottawa Senators were working the phones looking for a puck-moving defenceman but they didnt find one. They checked in on Michael Del Zotto with the New York Rangers but didnt go anywhere with that. Well, Cody Ceci, who scored the overtime winner on Monday, has filled that role internally so far. Dreger: Team Sweden is telling all around the World Junior Hockey Championship that Elias Lindholm of the Carolina Hurricanes will be on their team. Theres a 90 per cent chance that happens but the Hurricanes havent officially signed off on it but I expect that to happen this week. Cheap China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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