Ex-teammate Weise: Subban an 'easy scapegoat' for Canadiens

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Count former Montreal Canadiens teammate Dale Weise among the supporters of P.K. Subban.

Speaking with Amanda Stein of TSN 690, the Philadelphia Flyers forward didn't hold back in his denial that Subban was a distraction for the club.

"I would say no, I might be a bit biased because we are close as friends," Weise explained. "But I never saw (a) problem with it. I think they were looking for an excuse, and I think he was the guy that could be easily targeted as a guy that could be a distraction."

Subban was dealt to the Nashville Predators in a blockbuster trade this offseason that returned blue-liner Shea Weber to the Canadiens.

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"You see his personality, you see who he is," Weise added. "He is who he is all the time. What you see on camera, on the ice, that's PK Subban all the time. He doesn't change. I never saw one guy have a problem with it (in) the locker room.

"I think the team was looking to make an excuse. I think he's an easy scapegoat."

Ex-teammate Weise: Subban an 'easy scapegoat' for Canadiens
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