Montreal Canadiens free-agent defenseman P.K. Subban joined us on the Marek Vs. Wyshynski podcast on Friday (listen to the full show here), and for fans desperate to get the NHL back on the ice, the highlight of the interview was likely when he guaranteed that hockey would come back before the entire season was lost:
"We will, we will, guaranteed we will. Guaranteed. I think so. I find it hard to believe that you lose a season on contracting rights and CBA length and contract percentage variances between years. I just don't see us losing a season on that."
Well, there you go. P.K. just Messier'd the lockout.
"At the end of the day," Subban said later on, "I don't think those are going to be deal-breakers. I think that we're going to have a season based on the fact that we're going to be able to negotiate something on those things. When? I don't know. But I'd like to think that it'll happen."
Here's PK Subban on the lockout, via the Marek Vs. Wyshynski podcast:
One more bit from P.K. Subban, on the players fighting to maintain their contractual rights:
"If you asked me for my honest opinion, those are the most important things to the players. Those are our rights. We lose contracting rights, we lose a heck of a lot more than just money. We lose a lot of leverage on our side."
Interesting stuff from an insightful player. Listen to the full thing here.