TERREBONE, Quebec (AP) — Shea Weber knows all about the outrage Montreal Canadiens fans expressed when he was acquired from Nashville for P.K. Subban.
And the big defenseman knows his every move will be scrutinized and compared to the flashy Subban. The 11-year NHL veteran made it clear in his first meeting with the Montreal media since the June 29 trade that none of that will rattle him.
“I’m not really worried about that,” said Weber, who participated in coach Michel Therrien’s charity golf tournament. “I’m here to help this team win games. I think we’ve put together a really good team that can compete this year and I’m looking forward to fitting into this group. It’s an exciting time. I understand that P.K. is a very popular player here and the fans are really passionate, so hopefully I can come here and help this team win.”
Subban’s popularity went beyond his play on the ice. He was equally embraced for his bubbly personality, skillful use of social media and his philanthropy, including a pledge to raise $10 million for the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Subban was back in the spotlight last week when…