The flashy defenceman's first job will be adapting to a new regime that puts team ideas ahead of individual skill.
Already, goalie Carey Price said the post-victory triple-low-five celebrations he used to do with Subban have been banned. Only team celebrations are now tolerated. The Canadiens this season skate to centre ice after wins and raise their sticks to the fans.
"It's a team concept," said Therrien of the team rule. "You have to respect the game, the other team and the fans.
"The way we decided to celebrate this year is to salute the fans because they deserve it."