New York Post columnist Brett Cyrgalis was not kind to P.K. Subban on Friday, accusing the New Jersey Devils defenseman to be more attracted to marketing than to hockey itself.
Cyrgalis criticizes the fact that Subban has been making media appearances while the Devils have been struggling mightily since the start of the season as the team just fired head coach John Hynes.
“It is amazing that he has time to practice and play games with all the time he spends posting on social media. They must let him keep his phone on the bench.”
Everyone has been expecting more from Subban, he who has recorded just five points and a poor differential of -12 in 27 games this season. But you have to admit that the Devils aren’t doing much better themselves: GM Ray Shero made it clear this week that every single player needed to do more.
Despite the fact that Subban is a generous man to many, it won’t change the opinion of this outspoken New York Post columnist:
“It should be crystal clear that this has nothing to do with Subban’s charitable work. His $10 million donation to the Montreal Children’s Hospital is still breathtaking, and his visit when he was up there on Thanksgiving was heartwarming. His work continued in Nashville by bringing inner-city kids and police officers together. And surely he is going to positively effect Newark, which could use some love. His devotion to charity is awesome.
But at this juncture, Subban is hardly a NHL defenseman, let alone an elite one. All the while, he does remain an elite spokesman — just not for the Devils.”