When you think of the word “energetic” and the Nashville Predators, the first name that likely comes to mind is P.K. Subban — the Preds defenceman who is often described as a “showman”.

Subban’s big personality often overshadows his stellar play on the ice (he had a key goal in the Preds’ game four win to knot the series against the Winnipeg Jets at two games apiece), but according to the Toronto native, he’s not the most energetic person on Nashville’s bench.

That designation goes to Preds coach Peter Laviolette.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Apparently Laviolette is a completely different person behind closed doors, because his energy level doesn’t seem anywhere near Subban’s.

But whatever Laviolette does to convey that energy level is obviously working — he led the Preds to the NHL’s best record this season.

Subban, by the way, expounded on his comments about Laviolette after the Preds’ 2-1 win on Thursday night, saying “He motivates you every day. It seems we have a foundation of what we need to win, but he always finds that extra edge and making really good coaching decisions”.

While the energy from Laviolette that Subban speaks about may not be readily visible, the energy from Preds fans for game five in Nashville will be otherworldly.

Smashville is going to be absolutely rocking on Saturday night.

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  1. He may have had a key goal but he almost cost us the game with a stupid unnecessary penalty with two minutes left that let the Jets back in the game.

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