Sports Canadiens' Gallagher: Subban wants us to talk about him

15:20  11 february  2018
15:20  11 february  2018 Source:   theScore

Gallagher did everything to keep Subban from stealing the show

  Gallagher did everything to keep Subban from stealing the show There was at least one person at the Bell Centre who did everything in his power to keep P.K. Subban from being at the centre of attention on Saturday. Brendan Gallagher wouldn’t admit that was his intention in discussing his Montreal Canadiens’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators, but actions speak louder than words. It seemed as though sparks flew every time Gallagher jumped over the boards and was in a head-to-head matchup with his former teammate. Bodies flew, too. And it was Gallagher initiating it all, with barbs thrown — both physical and verbal.

Based on the way Fraser talks about Gallagher , it's clear that officials don't like his rule bending, but you know what? A couple weeks ago on 24CH, the Canadiens ' behind the scenes television show, this exchange between a referee and P.K. Subban (Turn it up loud, the audio is quiet)

Share. Gallagher on new Canadiens teammate Weber: 'He'll be just fine.' Tumblr. Pinterest. We ’re all excited to have him.” Gallagher admitted he was a “little bit,” surprised with the attention the deal has gotten. Subban was third two seasons ago, Weber fourth.

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Brendan Gallagher may have shed a little more light on some old friction between P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens.

With Subban and the Nashville Predators in town Saturday to take on the Canadiens - his second game at the Bell Centre since being traded in a June 2016 blockbuster - the blue-liner had a quiet night, as he was held pointless and picked up a minus-one rating. However, a shootout goal by Ryan Ellis was enough to seal the 3-2 victory for the Predators.

While Subban wasn't a factor, his return seemingly irked at least one member of the Canadiens.

"I don't know why you're asking about him," Gallagher told Eric Engels of Sportsnet postgame. "I think he was - you know, they got a lot of good players. I don't know, what was he? Minus-1 in the game? They have a lot of other reasons why we lost tonight. They're a good team.

Ellis shootout goal lifts Preds over Habs 3-2

  Ellis shootout goal lifts Preds over Habs 3-2 Ellis shootout goal lifts Preds over Habs 3-2Montreal outshot Nashville 49-32 through 65 minutes, including 10-3 in overtime, and had most of the good scoring chances, but was thwarted by several glittering saves by goalie Pekka Rinne.

Eric Bolte- USA TODAY Sports. If you were to walk into the Montreal Canadiens locker room after any given game, and you didn't know any of the players, you would immediately assume that P.K. Subban is the captain. Brendan Gallagher .

The locker room clearout gave the Canadiens a chance to talk about the last season. Gallagher says he's heard all the speculation regarding relationships with Subban and says he's very important to the team # canadiens Mike Condon will play for Team USA at the world Championship. #tvasports.

"He was talking, doing what he does. But, like I said, I don't know why we're talking about him. That's kind of what he wants. He came in here and tried to make it about P.K. Subban, which is what he does ... You can let him talk about himself all night."

Just as Gallagher predicted, Subban had something to say postgame, too.

"I didn't see a smile from (Gallagher) tonight, to be honest with you," Subban told Engels. "I just saw the blood dripping down his face when he tried to hit me and fell down."

The Predators took both contests against the Canadiens this season, with both wins coming in the shootout.

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