Heritage Classic post practice interviews with Montreal Canadiens

Published on February 19th, 2011
 

P.K. Subban

P.K. Subban

Center Ice: How was practice?

P.K. Subban: I enjoyed every bit of it. I can’t complain. 

Center Ice: Were there any bad bounces off the boards in practice?

P.K. Subban: No, I did not notice anything really different. The only difference is there is no ceiling.

Center Ice: Was there a little bit of glare with the sun?

P.K.Subban: Yeah, the sun was a little bright but we will see how that is tomorrow; I don’t think anyone is going to complain about anything. This is an outdoor game that comes along once in awhile and we are privileged to be able to play here.

Center Ice: Of all of the outdoor games and because of the lateness in the season, is there not much of a novelty to it?

P.K. Subban: Well look at the teams; these are two storied franchises with the Montreal Canadiens obviously winning the many cups as they have; this is pretty big for both teams. They have a good history also; there are going to be thousands of people watching us. It is a great event so there is so much more meaning to this game with the alumni.

Center Ice: So the history does mean something to you?

P.K. Subban: Oh for sure, maybe for some of the American born players it is a little different but growing up in Canada, growing up in Toronto; I know the Montreal Canadiens and the heritage; the Cups and the Hall of Famers; the classy people that have gone through this organization are a big deal. You are not only representing yourself when you play in events like this. They always talk about the torch and passing it on and we are carrying it.

 
 

Carey Price

Goaltender Carey Price

Center Ice: Are you going to use warmers for your gloves?

Carey Price: I would have an extra set of gloves on the bench on warmers so I would not need them.

Center Ice: Were you cold today?

Carey Price: With the clothing I had on today – no I do not see that as a problem.

Center Ice:  Was glare a problem?

Carey Price: It was pretty bright outside; I think that may be a problem.

Center Ice: How were the back boards?

Carey Price: I thought they were a little stiff.

Center Ice: Who did your mask?

Carey Price: An artist friend of mine did it; it is kind of creepy with my ears and designed off of my face. It is probably going to be a one-and-done thing.

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