P.K. Subban was surely not the only one with tears in his eyes during his emotional return to the Bell Centre.
The Nashville Predators defenceman was given a prolonged standing ovation Thursday night while Elise Beliveau, Jean Beliveau’s widow, blew him a kiss from her usual seat.
Spoke with Elise Beliveau about the tribute to Subban. “I wish Jean could’ve seen that. Exactly what I was thinking,” she said.
Fans of both teams ate it up.
PK Subban is amazing. Absolutely amazing. Thank you for being you @PKSubban1
honestly pk subban could hit me with his car and i would thank him
Pro tip: If PK Subban isn’t a “fit” on your team, you trade every other player in that dressing room. https://t.co/23jbsHhBoG
With Montreal’s play leaving much to be desired after the first two periods, fans predictably turned on Subban. Just minutes after cheering for him, they booed every time he touched the puck.
I’m so sad. Why did Habs fans boo Subban, there was only one arena PK Subban had never been booed in and it was the bell centre. Way to go.
But Subban expected nothing less from his former team’s rowdy fans.
It was a homecoming he won’t soon forget.