P.K. Subban is a force of nature. On the ice, he’s a dynamic defenseman who has won a Norris Trophy. Off the ice, he has a winning personality that makes him one of the most popular players in the NHL. Despite all this, the Montreal Canadiens decided to trade him to Nashville in exchange for Shea Weber. While Weber was a cornerstone for the Predators for many seasons, based on Subban’s brief time in Nashville so far, he’s going to make them forget about Weber in short order.
Subban was making his first trip to Nashville, his new hometown, but he took to the city with aplomb. He walked around and visited the arena. He got his first Predators jersey, saying, “It feels good to be in Smashville. Wearing this jersey just feels right.” He then went on to sign some autographs and pose for some photos with kids. However, in the end, the highlight of Subban’s first day in Nashville has to be when he headed to Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge to sing some Johnny Cash.
Fittingly dressed in black, Subban sung Cash’s classic hit “Folsom City Blues.” He’s not the most, um, natural singer, but he gets points for trying, and for saying “Smashville” a couple times. Nevertheless, it is another example of Subban’s endless charms, and an example of why any team should want to have him. Aside from, Montreal, evidently.