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P.K. Subban might get in trouble for “slewfoot”

Jan 20, 2012, 11:24 PM EDT

Sure, tonight’s Montreal Canadiens-Pittsburgh Penguins’ revenge storyline was all about Max Pacioretty and Kris Letang, but Pacioretty probably isn’t the most despised Hab among Penguins fans.

That guy is almost certainly derisive defenseman P.K. Subban, who committed what The Pensblog claims was his third career “slewfoot” on a Penguins player when he did this to Chris Kunitz:

It’s reasonable to assume that Penguins fans (and some media members) are more upset because of the perpetrator, as Subban had some incidents with Jordan Staal and James Neal. What do you think, though? Should the polarizing blueliner receive a fine, suspension or just a hearty round of boos whenever he comes back to the Consol Energy Center?

  1. gallyhatch - Jan 20, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    If Shanny wants to be consistent, it’s worthy of a fine at least.

  2. stakex - Jan 21, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    Well I can’t stand Subban, and I would generaly consider this a slewfoot worth punishing.

    With that said however, I see little difference between this and the Matt Cooke slewfoot on Brad Richards last night. If Cooke wasn’t punished, and the league didn’t consider what he did a slewfoot… I don’t see why Subban should be punished.

  3. southyank7 - Jan 21, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    Subban thinks slewfooting is his way of making up for the TURNOVER machine he’s become & please with the brad richards, it was n face off circle & wasn’t a slewfoot quit whining

  4. danphipps01 - Jan 21, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    Difference is, Cooke’s collision with Richards was incidental. You can see Subban come in from a distance and adjust the position of his leg before they connect. He angled that one intentionally. If Marchand’s getting taken to task for his dirty shit, and he bloody well ought to be, then Subban needs to be punished as well. He’s no cleaner than Marchand or Torres. It’s about fucking time he answered for it.

  5. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 21, 2012 at 3:54 AM

    I hate to sound like Alain Vigneauloser, but if Shanahan doesn’t straighten Subban out then someone else will, and it will hurt a lot more than a petty fine.

    • Ralphie - Jan 21, 2012 at 9:23 AM

      Actually, you don’t sound like Elaine Vagneault at all. Elaine would have called a press conference and whined incessantly over a several day period with his cohort, Mike Gillis. I’ve always thought of Subban as a Vancouver-type-of-guy however. I’m sure Elaine would love his flopping, turtling, and cheap shots. Then again, P.K.’s already a fine fit for the the last place HABs (abbreviation for “Habitual Bagadouche Syndrome”).

  6. dolanster - Jan 21, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Yah, Subban belongs in Vancouver. Perfect fit. Talented whiny punk.

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