Jan 2, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban (76) waits for play to begin against the Dallas Stars during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Canadiens defeated the Stars 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban not bothered by being benched


They say a team is only as good as their best player allows them to be, and love it or hate it, the Montreal Canadians are only as good as star defenseman P.K. Subban wants them to be. There aren’t many young and promising defensemen in the NHL like Subban but the Habs are growing a little frustrated with his antics lately.

He hasn’t started untying skates yet but the Habs still benched him for ten minutes during the team’s 3-1 loss on Wednesday night. Subban downplayed the benching, saying that it was a coaching decision and that he isn’t bothered by it at all.

Per Montreal Gazzette:

“That’s the coach decision,” Subban told reporters in Brossard about the benching. “Listen, we’re running a team here and that’s what the verdict was. I just took it and when it was time to play I just went out there and did my thing.”

The Habs need to stay well rounded but Subban isn’t someone they can allow to just fall off. He was benched following an unnecessary roughing penalty but the fact that he’s not too bothered by the benching doesn’t mean he’s on the outs with Montreal nor is he fighting with management.

The only thing anyone needs to worry about is if he gets the big picture of his impact on the Canadiens. Subban is expected to play the Habs next game and fingers are crossed that another benching doesn’t occur.

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