Auston Matthews during a 3-Stars post-game celebration skating without his gloves on.
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PK Subban blasts Sheldon Keefe for comments on Auston Matthews

Published April 18, 2024 at 4:05 PM

After Auston Matthews failed to reach the 70-goal marker, Sheldon Keefe called it a distraction for the team. Now, PK Subban has shared his thoughts on the matter.

There is no question about the fact that the last 4-5 games haven't meant much for the Toronto Maple Leafs, since they clinched the playoffs. The only real goal seemed to be getting Auston Matthews the puck to see if he could reach 70 goals. While that was fun, it clearly became the only goal of their offence when he was on the ice, and some even called it a distraction.

Sheldon Keefe agreed with that sentiment and even stated that the fans cheering whenever he touched the puck was a distraction to the team. Now, PK Subban has called Keefe out for his comments.

TodayI gotta get a few things off my chest 🙋🏿‍♂️

Honestly, the chase for 70 goals didn't produce the best product for the Leafs, sure. They struggled around the ice, and ended up on a losing skid heading into the playoffs. However, that likely doesn't mean all that much, and it provided some much-needed hype for the Leafs heading into the playoffs.

Hopefully, the dominance that Auston Matthews displayed to hit 69 goals continues for Leaf fans into the post-season.
April 18   |   265 answers
PK Subban blasts Sheldon Keefe for comments on Auston Matthews

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