Growing up and watching Don Cherry's Rock'em Sock'em hockey VHS tapes as a kid, Grapes always seemed to mention any one of the numerous end-to-end rushes that Bobby Orr would perform as a member of the Boston Bruins. Every time Orr would rush the puck in those videos, things would end with a goal for the Bruins, five embarrassed skaters on the ice and a joyous Cherry expressing his mancrush on him.
Montreal Canadiens prospect P.K. Subban(notes) is a defenseman like the great No. 4 and has a knack for these spectacular end-to-end rushes as well. Currently with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League, Subban added another highlight-reel play to his YouTube resume in a game against the Chicago Wolves last Friday night:
Subban wasn't finished on the weekend as on Saturday night, he took his skills to the shootout against the Hartford Wolf Pack and showed off his Datsyukian hands:
His pausing in the crease while looking down at the goaltender after he scores is a nice touch by Subban and reminds you of an NFL player laying out a big hit and standing over his helpless opponent.
The 20-year old Subban played two games with the Canadiens before the Olympic break recording two assists and depending on how the next handful of games go for the Canadiens, could find himself back up in the NHL soon enough.
s/t to The Score for finding both videos