Stanley Cup: Go P.K. Subban- Nashville Predators

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 “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
– Albert Einstein

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1. Subban has only missed the playoffs twice during his career

During his time in Montreal the Canadiens only missed the playoffs in 2012 and 2016. Subban was a last minute roster addition to the 2010 playoff squad, and he quickly became a core player.

This year Subban was the backbone of the Predators’ blue line that proved to be the key in sweeping the three-time Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, shutting down the competitive St. Louis Blues, and surging past the pesky Anaheim Ducks en route to the franchise’s first-ever Western Conference Championship.

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4. Subban has a chance to be a part of Nashville history

If the Predators can come back to win this series they will win their first championship in team history.

Having only been in the league since 1998, the Predators started with five straight losing seasons. They made their first playoff appearance in 2004, didn’t play at all in 2004-2005 due to the infamous lockout, then made three straight postseason appearances from 2006 to 2008 only to be eliminated in the first round each time.

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They had another disappointing season in 2008-2009 before finally making it out of the first round in 2010, and did so again in 2011 and 2012.

They had one more losing season in 2013 but have been a regular playoff team ever since. Pro sports hasn’t always been kind to Nashville, and hockey has always been a tough sell in the south. The NFL’s Tennessee Titans are the kings of sports in Nashville, but that team hasn’t won a championship since relocating from Houston back in 1997. The Stanley Cup would be the first professional sports championship for this city.

5. Subban can also make league history

Not only would winning the Stanley Cup be the first one for Subban, it would also put him in consideration for the Conn Smythe Trophy which is awarded to the series’ most valuable player. Winning the award -which was first presented in 1965- would make Subban the first black player to do so.

Read more Source : Stanley Cup: Five Things to Know About Hockey Star P.K. Subban – NBC News

Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful.

Wayne Gretzky

You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.     

Michael Jordan

The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.     

Howard Cosell

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