Subban fined $2500 for slewfoot on Kunitz
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01-21-2012, 03:58 PM
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In many ways, I love that he is pissing off the whole league. I just don't like the way he is going about it.
Look..I am probably the biggest Subban fan there is. I have followed the kid since he was in the GTHL and specifically with the Bulls as I was a season ticket holder his entire time in Belleville. I love him as a player and a person after going to school with him. He is one of the nicest guys off the ice..but on the ice..he is a ****** bag, and sometimes in the best way possible.
Part of the reason he does stuff like this and makes mistakes is that he gets so jacked up and when the team isn't doing good, he feels it is his job to unite the team and do whatever possible to get them back in it. Unfortunately, he has to learn this isn't Belleville. He could do that there..and at times he can do it here. But he needs to bring back the energy just a tad so he isn't crossing the line with his aggressiveness and where he is being efficient rather than flashy.
However, those who feel he hasn't improved clearly don't remember his defensive play at times when he came up and before the pro's. He is light-years ahead of where he used to be in his own end. He makes some stupid mistakes sometimes, but that is to be expected. He is young, playing way more minutes than he should be, AGAINST THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE LEAGUE.
If you told me four years ago that he would be on the penalty-kill for the Habs at 22 years old I would have laughed so hard...
I love the guy and it's that the reason why we need this slewfooting and **** out of the game. Throw a big hit, talk trash...I'm fine with that. But he never should have to resort to dirty play..he never was that type of player before, and I don't want to see him become that player and have that reputation. He is way too talented to be another Matt Cooke or Sean Avery or whoever..
Anyway, those who want to trade him..it would be one of the biggest mistakes in this teams history UNLESS you get an insane package back with a superstar or one in the making. This kid will harness that ability one day and as he becomes more mature, he will prove to be a much more effective player overall. That's all I have to say. I try to stay out of this crap cause I am as biased as anyone..but I know that when he hits his prime..hell next year if he plays fantastic again..the same people like Young Gun and others who want to see him gone, will basically be on his dick riding along all the way to the playoffs.
the same traits that make him a great players are the ones that are hurting him right now
it's that will and passion for the game and his team
he wants to do anything he can to help this team out, but by trying too much he's making costly mistakes
i think all the slewfooting and stuff like that is a result of him trying to do so much that he's also trying to "cheat"
little shortcuts here and there against other players that might give the habs an advantage like triping players with a slewfoot and make it look accidental
he's the complete opposite in real life from what players are saying of him on ice
he's not an ass or a jerk or a dbag, but lately has been playing like one
get some pressure off his shoulders, get the gills away that try to talk down to him cause they're vets, let him mature and he'll be fine
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