“PK Is A Good Cartoon…” ~ Mike Ribeiro

From one controversial individual to another, Mike Ribeiro appeared on La Poche Bleue, a show hosted by former Canadiens Guillaume Latendresse and recently retired Maxim Lapierre. As he’s somewhat known for, Ribeiro didn’t shy away from controversy when talking about his former teammate P.K. Subban. He went straight to the point and was as honest in his answers as we know he can be, even if it ruffles some feathers… and it most certainly will with some members of the media and fans alike, better known as Subbanistas.

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Quebec-born Players: Bipolarity or Hypocrisy? Pick Your Poison

The topic of language and the Montreal Canadiens is one that will never go away. Come to think of it, the franchise was created to have Frenchmen rival with the then mostly English Montreal Maroons, way back in 1909. For the longest time, the Canadiens had first dib at Quebec-born players, making easier drafting local talent. Further, then GM Sam Pollock was a master at being creative in getting local talent like Guy Lafleur. Ownership even went as far as buying a league to ensure getting the sole rights of Jean Béliveau. It’s not so easy today, with soon-to-be 32 teams and no such first dib. But fans and media? They don’t understand that. Further, they too often treat their local talent like garbage.

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