After watching less hockey these past couple of years (one game per night instead of three), I'm back to watching nearly every game of this post-season, and the most consistent of all the game-changers out there so far has been the Montréal Canadiens' reigning Norris trophy winner P.K. Subban.
He finished the season as the 6th highest-scoring defenseman with 53 points, but he stands at 12 points in 9 games so far in the playoffs to rank 5th among all skaters (and first in powerplay goals with 3), at a time where half the regular-season point-per-game players see their point production decrease dramatically.
He is giving the Boston Bruins more than they can handle, and even last game when the teddy bears outplayed the Habs for two and a half periods, when head coach Michel Therrien took Carey Price out with almost 5 minutes left in the third period and a 4-1 deficit, Subban took the game into his own hands and the Bruins barely touched the puck for the remainder of the game. Unfortunately, the Canadiens only scored once, and ended up losing 4-2.
And so when I unpacked this Upper Deck 2013-14 SP Game-Used Edition card (#AF-PS of the Authentic Fabrics sub-set, with a decent-sized game-used red jersey swatch) of one of my favourite players, I knew I had a winner either way (to keep, or to sell and make a profit while purchasing a cheaper jersey card of his):
did not return my TTM cards) for my Habs Numbers Project (though I do prefer autographs).
With the Canadiens trailing their series 3-2, I expect more of the P.K. Subban Superstar show to keep my hometown team's hopes alive in tomorrow's game.