Episode nine of our Podcast is our first episode since the end of our Road To The Draft series, which ended concurrently with the end of the Draft and the selection of Jack Hughes first overall. Newly acquired Devils defenseman P.K Subban along with his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, one of the United States' greatest Olympic skiers, and their dog Lucy joined Matt Loughlin in studio to talk about numerous topics, including their new chapter in New Jersey, who's more competitive in their relationship, and the impact P.K intends to make with the Devils.
P.K explained that, "For me, on the ice that's my job, to have an impact on the team in a positive way that fits into our system and how we want to play. But then there's the impact in the community obviously that's really important to me [too]."
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Subban, who will be entering his 10th season in the League this year, has been known to make his presence known both on and off the ice. On the ice, he's a Norris Trophy-winning defenseman who led the league's defenseman in scoring before and knows how much it takes to become a playoff-contending team. But off the ice, he's known for his charismatic personality and continued engagement with fans and philanthropy through his social media platforms. He's amassed over 1.1 million followers on Twitter and 930,000 followers on Instagram. Having a large platform similar to the platforms P.K and Lindsey possess come with a large responsibility to be conscious of their actions and what they post. Subban also chatted about the influence they have on social media.
"We're very lucky. We've been blessed with a platform, and what you can do with that platform, you can do a million things with it. I guess I just take pride in using the platform the right way." He said.
Lindsey also sat down with Matt to discuss her plans while in New Jersey, which included implementing her foundations to help her new community.
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"Our mission is to empower and inspire girls. We give out scholarships for educational programs, I just started getting involved with ID Tech, kind of giving girls a platform in places they don't necessarily have one." She explained. "Hopefully here in New Jersey, we can kind of implement both of our foundations and continue to help the community as well."
P.K also talked about his Welcome to NJ party with media and ownership the night before and how it nearly brought him to tears seeing the support he's received in New Jersey already.
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"I was almost in tears last night with everything that they've done for me, it really is personally moving. It makes it a lot easier to go and work hard and do your job when you know that people are behind you that much." P.K said.
Near the end of the podcast, Loughlin asked both P.K and Lindsey who was the more competitive in the relationship, to which P.K responded:
"Her competitiveness is 10 times higher than mine. I'm a competitive guy, and when it's time to be competitive, I'm all in. She's competitive at everything, and that's just the way she is because she's awesome at it and that's why she always wins."
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