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Subban fined $2,500 for “dangerous trip” on Kunitz

Jan 21, 2012, 11:21 AM EDT

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P.K. Subban‘s Pittsburgh-enraging slew-foot-like hit on Pens forward Chris Kunitz did get noticed by the league, but not in a way that will keep Pens fans happy.

Subban was fined $2,500 by the NHL for what the league is calling a “dangerous trip” on Kunitz during the third period of the Pens’ 5-4 shootout win over the Habs. If you didn’t know already, $2,500 is the maximum allowable fine under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Subban was able to avoid action by the league for elbowing Boston’s David Krejci just last week, but it’s apparent that the league warned him about these sorts of hits. Now that Subban has been fined for this apparent slew-foot he’ll forever be on the league’s radar for any kind of dangerous hit or play.

Such is life when you earn a record like that and now Subban will need to watch himself, or his feet, in the future.

  1. vanfoodman - Jan 21, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    This young man has all the talent in the world. He needs to cut this kind of crap out of his game. NOW!

    • drewsylvania - Jan 21, 2012 at 11:47 AM

      Serious comment….I’m not seeing the talent.

    • dolanster - Jan 21, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      He’s talented (this, from a Boston fan): a great shot, good hands, speed, grit — but he’s a punk. He yaps and whines and dives, and then he dishes out cheap shot after cheap shot. If he’s going to play with the edge that’s fine — he should just stopping acting like a wuss when he gets called on it and man up. (Reference the turtle he went into last game vs. Bruins).

      • elvispocomo - Jan 21, 2012 at 11:54 PM

        He and Marchand are possibly the worst of enemies, but perhaps they should be the best of friends – the kind that enrols in self-help programs together to improve upon their obviously flawed characters. I’d much rather see them play clean hockey because they’re half decent at it.

  2. drewsylvania - Jan 21, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    He gets fined for the slew foot…fine. But what about the deliberate elbow to the head he pulled in the same game?

  3. killerpgh - Jan 21, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    At least the penguins player didn’t get the fine this time like when subban slew-footed James Neal in late November. Shanny is a joke.

  4. adirondack77 - Jan 21, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    looks like Montreal has their own version of a Matt Cooke in training

  5. anthonykornheiser - Jan 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    I agree with drew about the talent, in fact last night after I saw the slew foot, I wanted to see what he’s up to. His numbers aren’t good at all and when I think of him, I don’t think of his slapshot anymore. I think of some punk who spits at people, throws elbows, picks fights then turtles up. He actually reminds me of Avery. Avery is an excellent skater, good passer, but is a complete clown. Granted, subban has even more talent, but his rap sheet is getting bigger by the week. I feel like it will be six yrs down the road and well still be talking about his potential and talent. At least Avery fights people this guy is even more annoying in that respect. Let’s not forget his arrogance too.

  6. drewsylvania - Jan 21, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Subban’s not even GOOD at cheapshots. Every time he does one it’s patently obvious what he’s doing. Well, not to the refs for some reason, I guess…

  7. Jeff Thomas - Jan 21, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Ifthe NHL had any guts Subban would already be a multi-offense repeat offender, but they don’t, so he just gets $2,500. That’s like a $5 speeding ticket to normal people. Big joke.

  8. pens919209 - Jan 21, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    The guy plays a dirty game – which is a shame because he seemed to have some potential. Maybe he can still realize that potential some day… as soon as he learns how to hit someone without kicking their feet out from under them.

    That said, the league needs to really crack down on this slewfooting business (you know, like they have to crack down on everything else). It’s as dangerous as a head shot or hitting someone from behind.

  9. pdmjr - Jan 21, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Its not like he can hide on the ice, he sticks out like a sore thumb

  10. vipod4ever - Jan 21, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    his actions, his attitude on the ice smells of PUNK!

  11. xxshookonexx - Jan 21, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Another non-suspension despite the slew (pun intended) of incidents. For the record, he does not play for the Bruins.

  12. spokedjackets - Jan 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Where is habsman now to tell us all how dirty every team but Montreal is?

  13. truculence - Jan 21, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    I wish they’d suspend for crap like this. With hits it is at least part of the game. This stuff has no place. 2500 dollar fine is a cheap night at the strippers for these guys.

  14. sonofsamiam - Jan 21, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    One of these days subban will be lying in a crumpled heap, and it won’t be from a dive.

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