When we last left Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban in his search for work amid the lockout, he was delivering the weather forecast in rather spectacular and entertaining fashion. It seemed like he had found his new niche without hockey.
Take a look.
When we talk about the NHL players getting a bigger piece of the pie, we didn't exactly mean pizza pies. Hopefully, Subban understands that.
I don't know about you, but I get a sneaking suspicion that Subban, no matter what job he finds to fill the time, can't let hockey and the Canadiens go. Perhaps it's affecting his working situation and leading to some less-than-stellar customer service. Then again, he's delivering stylized pizzas fresh out of the oven with a hockey stick. That's pretty cool.
The problem, though, is his boss isn't too appreciative. Looks like P.K. is on the trading block again (as he was casually mentioned in trades this last summer). Maybe they could trade him to Winnipeg, and he could be the pizza delivery guy on the icy streets of Manitoba. Skates would probably work a lot better than cars.
Being honest, though, Subban is somebody who seems to be doing himself quite a bit of good in this bad situation. I have come to love him a lot more with these personality pieces than I did before the lockout; he is absolutely building the potential for a future in broadcasting after hockey.
But that's a long way away. After all, he can really play hockey.
If given the chance, Subban can be equal parts entertaining and talented, the best of both worlds. For exhibit A, take a look at his Post to Post Challenge against Jamie McLellan for TSN.
Those are some pretty incredible feats. It's amazing to be reminded how good/skilled professional hockey players are when they're just messing around. The things that they can do are astonishing.
The next job I want to see Subban in isn't a delivery truck driver or a police officer. It's as a defenseman for the Montreal Canadiens.