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P.K. Subban's $10M donation stirs Habs' captaincy debate

P.K. Subban's donation to the Montreal Children's Hospital has revived debate about who should be the Habs' next captain, with some suggesting the gift is proof he's ready to lead the team.

Star defenceman makes 'biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history'

Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban $10-million pledge to the Montreal Children's Hospital has some arguing he should be the team's next captain. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)

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.

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. 

Others contended the captaincy is a separate issue — and should be set aside for another day.

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. 

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