P.K. Subban's $10M donation stirs Habs' captaincy debate
Star defenceman makes 'biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history'
P.K. Subban's $10-million donation to the Montreal Children's Hospital has revived debate about who should be the Habs' next captain, with some suggesting the move is proof the star defenceman is ready to lead the team.
General manager Marc Bergevin announced last week the Habs would name a captain by the end of training camp, ending the committee system used last season.
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Last season, Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Markov served as alternate captains, while Max Pacioretty and Subban shared the third A.
On Twitter, some argued the donation shows Subban is prepared to be a leader on and off the ice.
If there was any doubt, it was removed today. PK Subban should be the captain of the Montreal Canadiens.—@mckennaconor
I know Pacioretty is considered the front runner, but my vote goes to Subban for captain. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/habs?src=hash">#habs</a> <a href="https://t.co/nBxFoTSTeF">https://t.co/nBxFoTSTeF</a>—@Dgrdnr
Others contended the captaincy is a separate issue — and should be set aside for another day.
Subban's great gesture today is about giving & helping children in need of medical attn & hope. The Captain conv is for another day <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Habs?src=hash">#Habs</a>—@PaulRonca
No matter if PK becomes captain or not this shows he will be a leader and ambassador in his city for his duration there. Go Subban.—@KyleMedeiros_
The debate aside, everyone agreed what was described as "the biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history" is a sign of Subban's big heart and love for the city.
P.K. Subban donates $10 million to children's hospital. Next knucklehead to call him selfish/egotistical is officially selfish/egotistical.—@Proteautype
This massive donation has nothing to do with the captaincy of the Habs, and everything to do with P.K. Subban being a great person.—@MarcPDumont