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Malcolm Subban On Gresh & Zo: ‘I Hate Montreal’

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Malcolm Subban, 24th overall pick by the Boston Bruins, puts on a hat on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Malcolm Subban, 24th overall pick by the Boston Bruins, puts on a hat on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) –  With the Boston Bruins‘ developmental camp getting underway on Thursday, B’s fans are getting their first look at first-round pick Malcolm Subban.

Judging by how he feels about the Montreal Canadiens, B’s fans will love this kid.

“Yeah, I hate Montreal,” he said with a chuckle.

Later asked to expand on his hatred, the 17-year-old gave a simple answer.

“My brother.”

Many Bruins fans feel the same way about P.K., Malcolm’s older brother who wears the sweater Boston fans despise most.

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However, the two shared a special moment last Friday, with P.K. on hand when Malcolm’s named was called as the Bruins first selection, 24th overall, in the NHL Draft.

“Seeing them on the clock was pretty nerve-wracking. Just going to an original six team is a dream come true,” said Malcolm. “We were sitting there and P.K. was laughing like ‘if Boston picks my brother right now…’ It was pretty unbelievable when they said my name. I’m looking forward to it for sure.”

The Bruins aren’t expected to have Subban between the pipes for at least a couple of years, as he has plenty to learn after just becoming a netminder five years ago, but that isn’t the mindset he will enter camp with.

“I’m not sure what the plan is going to be right now. My goal is to make the team next year,” he said confidently. “Even though that might not happen, that’s not the mindset I’m going to have.”

“I have so much more to learn and I have a long ways to go. But just from coming up I’ve been known as a quick learner, so I feel I’ve adapted to it pretty well. I think it still have a lot to learn technically, but I feel like my raw talent is very good,” he said. “I feel like I have really good relexes, track the puck really well and make myself look as big as possible. There is always stuff to improve on, but im hoping to work wioth the goalie coach and fix those for sure.”

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“The biggest thing is adjusting to the speed at this level,” said Subban. “It’s a lot faster playing against the older guys than the college guys. You just have to adjust to the speed, and once you do that you can work on the little things more. But I think that’s the biggest thing for a goaltender coming up; adjusting to the speed.”

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