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Report: No hearing for Subban after ‘sneaky but obvious slew foot’

Dec 5, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban won’t face any supplemental discipline for an apparent slew foot on New Jersey’s Patrik Elias, according to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie.

Here’s a GIF of the play in question, which preceded Montreal’s game-tying goal (the Habs would go on to win in a shootout, 4-3):


Elias didn’t take issue with Subban following the contest.

“I’m not going to blame anyone,” the veteran winger told “I tried to get back. I tried to get in front of him and use a pick a little bit for Rico and when I saw (Henrique) was getting the puck I tried to get back and kind of fell down.

“I don’t know if I just lost an edge or we ran into each other.”

In a column for TSN, ex-NHL referee Kerry Fraser called Subban’s move “a sneaky but obvious slew-foot,” and said both Elias and Subban should’ve been whistled for penalties (Elias for interference, Subban for tripping).

  1. rdk - Dec 5, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    “I tried to get in front of him and use a pick a little bit for Rico”

    Textbook interference.

    • hockey412 - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      You can use body position in hockey, kiddo. Just can’t physically hold them up. Or kick the legs out from under them.

      • rdk - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:02 PM

        “Kerry Fraser also said Elias should have had a penalty in the first place for throwing a pick”

  2. sjsharks66 - Dec 5, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    There is a reason some people call him PK Slewbban.

  3. dropthepuckeh - Dec 5, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Should be penalties on both of them and no goal. Typical Subban. Can’t wait to see him act as if he got shot tonight at the first sign of contact….

    • rdk - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:19 PM

      Like this?

      • drewzducks - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:50 PM

        I think he meant like this

        No doubt Marchand inlays at or over the line many times. No excuse for it, though I think in part it’s due to his attempts to make for his lack of size and average to above average skill level. Where as PK is arguably the most gifted/talented D in the league, yet he continues to pull this crap year in and year out. He is either a punk or this “style” of play has been ingrained in him by the organization.

      • drewzducks - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:51 PM

        …Marchand plays at…

      • micasa81 - Dec 5, 2013 at 11:43 PM

        “No excuse for it…” followed by you making an excuse for why it’s not as bad when Marchand does it. Good for a laugh.

        But seriously, Subban’s antics are wearing thin. Habs are my favorite team in the east but I get tired of seeing him pull this crap.

  4. justinhbhb - Dec 5, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    If Elias doesn’t think its a big deal then who cares? Seems like this is just an attempt to bash Subban for being the norris winner smh

    • hockey412 - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:03 PM

      OR. It could be an attempt to bash him because he’s always doing that slewfoot thing.

      • rdk - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:07 PM

        Or it could be racism since there’s no PHT article or public outcry every time a “good old boy” does it, which is at least once every game.

      • onearmdragon - Dec 5, 2013 at 4:05 PM

        That’s awesome! I love being reminded of Boston’s 2011 Stanley Cup win!

        I could watch that Ironing is Delicious clip all day, alternating with this clip.

        And take your racism complaint and back it up, or shut it up. It’s not true, and you’re a moron.

      • rdk - Dec 5, 2013 at 4:13 PM

        Like this?

      • onearmdragon - Dec 5, 2013 at 4:40 PM

        RDK really?

        You accuse PHT of racism and then provide a link covering twitter. You’re not very smart are you? Show the racism from the writers on this site, or STFU.

        Okay first off the first Black NHL player played for the Bruins in 1958. Yep, the Bruins.

        Second, cities are big, every city has racists. Including Montreal. Some white Habs fans haven’t figured out Black Face isn’t cool, it’s actually racist.

        Finally enjoy the game tonight, should be a good one :)

        Third you accused the NHL of racism, then provided crap about a few racist fans.

        Idiot. Oh and enjoy the game. lol

      • onearmdragon - Dec 5, 2013 at 4:41 PM

        oops! bad editing! My bad :)

      • rdk - Dec 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM

        “Racist remarks from fans were much worse in the U.S. cities than in Toronto and Montreal.” – Willie O’Ree

      • onearmdragon - Dec 5, 2013 at 5:46 PM

        You have been demoted as a weak troll. You can no longer haunt under the walking path bridge near the skate park. You’ve been demoted to a culvert next to the sewage treatment plant where people let there dogs poop. lol

        You’re an idiot. Go back to PFT.
        I’m done feeding this troll. Sorry to all for bothering.

      • rdk - Dec 5, 2013 at 6:06 PM

        You down-voted Jackie Robinson?

  5. bsaures - Dec 5, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Kerry Fraser also said Elias should have had a penalty in the first place for throwing a pick

  6. steelers88 - Dec 5, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    I’m sick and tired of this guy. After what he did to Jordan Staal in the Playoffs and what he did taking cheap shots at Crosby and Malkin. I just can’t stand this guy.

    • bsaures - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:11 PM

      Yet when Crosby does it hes just playing aggressive right? Players play him chippy because he plays dirty right back and usually is the one to start it.

  7. dan46778 - Dec 5, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Shocker a member of the habs not being suspend. the league never suspends a member of the habs

  8. csilojohnson - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM


  9. joey4id - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    I’ll defend this guy when it comes to his level and quality of play, but, this was a definitely a slew foot. Does this deserve more than a 2 minute minor? Yes! According to the rule book; 52.2 Match Penalty – Any player who is guilty of slew-footing shall be assessed a match penalty.

    NHL blew an opportunity to teach this guy a lesson. I guess the Commish was to busy to take on his responsibilities as written under Rule 28.

    52.1 Slew-footing – Slew-footing is the act of a player using his leg or foot
    to knock or kick an opponent’s feet from under him, or pushes an
    opponent’s upper body backward with an arm or elbow, and at the
    same time with a forward motion of his leg, knocks or kicks the
    opponent’s feet from under him, causing him to fall violently to the ice.

  10. drewzducks - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    If that had been the little ball of hate Marchand pulling another one of his many questionable/borderline plays on Maxi P he would have been taken away in handcuffs.

    • dropthepuckeh - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:09 PM

      If the police could finish their instigation into the international incident…..

      • dropthepuckeh - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:10 PM


    • rdk - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:15 PM

      Like this?

  11. muckleflugga - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    like cowen’s elbow, the subban slewfoot was accidental…

    he’s big around the middle and he’s broad across the rump
    skating eight miles an hour taking thirty feet a jump

    ain’t never been caught he ain’t never been tree’d
    some folks say he looks a lot like a she

    i saved up my money and I bought me some bees
    and they started making honey way up in the trees

    cut down the tree but my honey’s all gone
    ole slew-foot’s done made himself at home

  12. dropthepuckeh - Dec 5, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Despite PHT’s lack of acknowledgement of this great rivalry game tonight, I am now sufficiently fired up for this game due to the comments section. If Habsman aka Greenmtboy could post something ridiculous I would be complete….

    • rdk - Dec 5, 2013 at 4:20 PM

      You’re welcome.

      “It started innocently enough — the Bruins were pitted against the Canadiens in Round 1 of the playoffs, and even though I couldn’t have named five Bruins, I found myself flicking over to Versus for Game 1 just because I enjoyed seeing the uniforms so much. The Bruins were wearing their white, black and gold, the Habs were wearing their red and blue, and they were playing in Whatever-The-Hell-The-Forum-Is-Called-Now. Just like old times … right down to the part when the Bruins lost. Game 2 happened on a Saturday and I caught the third period and overtime; we blew that one, too. But it wasn’t until Game 3 that I found myself getting hooked — not for the excitement of the games as much as the ignominy of Montreal fans infiltrating Whatever-The-Hell-The-Garden-Is-Called-Now and cheering on the visiting Habs. Even worse, they had no problem throwing down with Boston fans in the stands. I mean, this was like something that would happen to the Atlanta Hawks or the Tampa Bay Rays.” – Typical Bandwagon Bruins fan circa 2008

  13. thehabsnation - Dec 5, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Look at all the critics and haters coming out of from under their rocks. But when PK Subban is playing fantastic they all hide…even PHT trying to find the little things.

    • joey4id - Dec 5, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      Little thing? I get that you’re a die hard Habs fan. But any infraction in the book that is deserving of a major penalty is not a small thing. That was cheap, and he’s done it before! Don’t get me wrong. I love to watch the kid play when he’s on his game. Ok. The ref didn’t see it. But the video is clear. Why didn’t the league take any action?

      • bsaures - Dec 5, 2013 at 4:37 PM

        Because it wasnt intentional and it happened because elias was making a pick which is also an illegal play. Elias even admitted he intentionally tried to make the pick

      • joey4id - Dec 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM

        bsaures, Hmmm! I’ve seen many players get called for high sticking though it wasn’t intentional. So! I don’t agree with you.

      • bsaures - Dec 5, 2013 at 5:07 PM

        Joey they dont get suspended for it though which is what some are arguing. There was no injury on the play and the play happened because of elias illegal play there is no basis for suspension.

      • thehabsnation - Dec 6, 2013 at 8:25 AM

        Because Elias said he didn’t even kick his legs from under him and that Elias was setting a pick (interference) on the play.

  14. tsac33 - Dec 5, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody get suspended for a slew foot.
    I still think that black face is funny.

  15. mclovinhockey - Dec 5, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Props to Elias! There are some players who just need to be suspended for their crap… Subban is one of them.

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