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P.K. Subban fined $2,500 for 'dangerous trip'

Posted on: January 21, 2012 9:49 am
Edited on: January 21, 2012 2:49 pm
 
By: Adam Gretz

It's difficult to find the exact moment the Montreal Canadiens season went flying off the rails.

There are simply so many possibilities, and Friday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Penguins seems to be just another low in a season full of them. Even though they owned a two-goal lead with 16 minutes to play in regulation, the Canadiens still finished in the loss column for the 12th time in their past 16 games.

The game also brought some more unwanted attention to their young star defenseman, P.K. Subban, for what appeared to be a slew foot midway through the overtime period.



There was no penalty called on the play, but Subban was fined $2,500 on Saturday for what the NHL called a "dangerous trip." When compared to the play the Rangers claim was a slew foot on Brad Richards on Thursday, this one stands out as being way more deliberate and actually worthy of being called a slew foot.

Since he has taken over NHL player safety, Brendan Shanahan has not issued a suspension for a slew footing incident. He did, however, also fine Boston's Brad Marchand $2,500 for an incident involving Matt Niskanen earlier this season.

The last player to actually be suspended for a slew foot was Evgeny Artyukhin back in October, 2009, for his slew foot against, oddly enough, Niskanen during his days with the Dallas Stars. It was a three-game suspension.

The Canadiens enter Saturday's game in Toronto, one of the four teams between them and a playoff spot, nine points out of what would be the eighth and final spot, and they're in desperate need of a win, especially after letting a point slip away on Friday

"It's not even close to enough," said forward Max Pacioretty after Friday's game. "Especially against a team that's hanging around for a playoff push, both of us right now, when you look at that, if it goes the other way and we hang onto that lead ... it's frustrating that keeps happening. We have to find answers."

Previously at Eye On Hockey

Cooke won't face discipline for alleged slew foot
Brad Marchand fined for slew foot
More NHL Discipline news here

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Comments

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 3:41 pm
 

P.K. Subban fined $2,500 for 'dangerous trip'

Such a scary move.  You can end a guys season in a instant doing this to them. 
This isn't a knock on Subban this is a knock on anyone who does it.  I don't care what team they play for I wish they would come down way harder on guys who try this.



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 3:32 pm
 

P.K. Subban fined $2,500 for 'dangerous trip'

Hahahahahaha your so funny lol you clearly dont know anything about hockey.....thats what i hate about this site bunch of losers like you think they know anything about hockey and make useless comments like that. First and foremost im not even a habs fan and anyone that knows anything about hockey is, that type of play happens practically every game and it was a useless fine to any player. call it dangerous or not shanny decided to fine subban for one reason only because hes trying to stop that type of play from happening. You clearly are a pens fan so right away i know u know jack about hockey. If u have something to say at least say something that makes sense. And if ur saying that subban is slowly building his resume? He hasnt got suspended once this season nor last season with no fines...and to correct your stupid statement on james neals fine, it was for highsticking. Get ur facts straight douchebag

So many troll gems in this post, I dont know where to start.




Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 2:28 pm
 

P.K. Subban fined $2,500 for 'dangerous trip'

yeah, it might happen a lot and its dangerous and should be called much more often.  anyone saying otherwise never played the game or had it happen to them and even more so knows nothing about the sport of hockey...



Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 1:44 pm
 

P.K. Subban fined $2,500 for 'dangerous trip'

So this clown hockeymaster criticizes this site and it's members, yet joins and posts a rambling comment full of stupidity. Yup, that makes a lot of sense. Reading it I'm guessing English wasn't his best subject. It's laughable that this genius doesn't realize the Slewban has a reputation yet he says that Penguin fans don't know hockey. Go on Montreal forums and they even agree. Get a clue idiot.




Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2012 1:31 pm
 

P.K. Subban fined $2,500 for 'dangerous trip'

Finally that scumbag is held accountable,looks like suspensions are looming.



Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:53 pm
 

P.K. Subban fined $2,500 for 'dangerous trip'

Hahahahahaha your so funny lol you clearly dont know anything about hockey.....thats what i hate about this site bunch of losers like you think they know anything about hockey and make useless comments like that. First and foremost im not even a habs fan and anyone that knows anything about hockey is, that type of play happens practically every game and it was a useless fine to any player. call it dangerous or not shanny decided to fine subban for one reason only because hes trying to stop that type of play from happening. You clearly are a pens fan so right away i know u know jack about hockey. If u have something to say at least say something that makes sense. And if ur saying that subban is slowly building his resume? He hasnt got suspended once this season nor last season with no fines...and to correct your stupid statement on james neals fine, it was for highsticking. Get ur facts straight douchebag



Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:54 am
 

P.K. Subban fined $2,500 for 'dangerous trip'

Does the ref who was standing two feet away and watched it happen without calling even a 2-minute minor get fined too???



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:47 am
 

P.K. Subban fined $2,500 for 'dangerous trip'

Wow, Shanahan actually fined Soupcan. I'm surprised. 



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:42 am
 

P.K. Subban fined $2,500 for 'dangerous trip'

Subban is slowly building his resume. As soon as he goes a little bit further over the line, he better get slammed with a big suspension. He does this garbage every time I see him play and then some. I guess now he can officially be considered a repeat offender.

At least the NHL got this one right. The last time he slew footed a Penguin, James Neal got fined $2,500.



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