Controversial former referee comes to P.K. Subban's defense

Published November 16, 2021 at 5:42 PM

Former NHL referee Tim Peel was forced to retire due to a controversy he was involved in last season. However the former official refereed 1334 games in the NHL, so he has some experience in the hockey world.

He wanted to set the record straight about P.K. Subban's detractors. Number 76 has a bad habit this year of tripping his opponents during games. His most recent victim, Samuel Blais of the New York Rangers, will have to miss the rest of the regular season because of Subban's gesture.

Here is the gesture in question:

Tim Peel was adamant that he does not believe Subban is a bastard player, but rather a player with bad habits.

"I can say unequivocally that P.K. Subban is not a dirty player. I talked to him and he told me it's a bad habit that's ingrained in his game. I've refereed him and I know him personally, and I can tell you that he doesn't try to hurt players on purpose."

In Peel's message, it shows a montage of Subban, in which he gives away several trips. It's a long time ago, even though he had this habit when he was playing with the Tricolore.

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