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P.K. Subban dreams of winning Cup in Nashville

Predators show defenseman embracing fans, new hockey home

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

P.K. Subban didn't just channel his inner Johnny Cash on his first visit to Nashville earlier this week, he also dreamed about winning the Stanley Cup with the Nashville Predators in the Music City.

In a behind-the-scenes video released by the Predators on Thursday, the defenseman, traded from the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Shea Weber on June 29, looks down Broadway and says, "Imagine winning a Stanley Cup here."

Video: Subban checks out Nashville and meets Preds fans

He also greets some fans at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, a popular bar in Nashville, before taking the stage to sing "Folsom Prison Blues."

Subban has received his Predators jersey, although he wasn't the first member of his family to get one. He posted a picture on Instagram last week of his father, Karl Subban, wearing his son's jersey and wondering how his dad got one before he did.

Video: P.K. Subban introduced in Nashville

Subban said he's eager to be a star in Nashville, and that starts with being close with the fans.

"If you distance yourself from fans or from people, then you're going to feel that, you're going to see that, you know?" Subban said. "But if people feel like they can come up to you on the street and say 'Hi' or they know you're an outgoing person and they connect with that, that's a part of it. If you're a recognizable player, you play the game hard, that brings you success in the sport, then you're going to get more and more people that like you. It's a positive thing, you know?"

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