P.K. Subban to be featured in HBO Canada documentary

By The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Canadian NHL star P.K. Subban will take to centre ice as the featured subject of a new HBO Canada documentary.

“P.K. Subban Skate Past The Noise: The Off-Season” promises an up-close look at the life of the Nashville Predators defenceman and “unparalleled access to his inner circle.”

The film follows the NHL all-star during the recent off-season while Subban was at home in Toronto preparing for his move to the U.S.

Subban was part of a controversial trade that sent the longtime Canadiens star to Nashville in return for Shea Weber.

The documentary will feature interviews with Subban, rap superstar Snoop Dogg, and former Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson, who is the hockey star’s speed and agility coach.

The film will air in French on Nov. 16 on Canal D and RDS and in English on Nov. 18 on HBO Canada.

196 Comments

  1. bobinsask says:

    I can’t wait for the day when PK Subban stories finally stop showing up on “Habs” websites and blogs.

  2. Thomas Le Fan says:

    Who is this PK they keep talking about?

    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain

  3. CaliHabFan says:

    Since the Trade I have not written a word about PK. Living in Colombia, certainly will not see this “documentary” but I wonder about the the interview with Snoop Dogg. Will he talk about how hard PK is trying to rehab him and clean up his rap sheet?

  4. Ian Cobb says:

    I am heading for the train station right now. Summit starts tonight.
    See you all there.!

    2 MORE CHARITY RAFFLE PRIZES !
    1 SHAW signed Sweater, value $600
    1 TEAM signed stick, value $500

    Largest HIO CHARITY Group In 10 years Folks ! I will be needing some help there please.

    2 DAYS TO GO. EVERYONE IS WELCOME ! please read the whole Itinerary.
    2016 HIO 10th Annual Fan Charity Summit Itinerary.

    THURSDAY Nov.10, Some of us are meeting at Hurley’s 2nd floor for supper and watch the Mtl. & LA game on big screen. See you there.

    EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ALL EVENTS, please read the whole itinerary. And remember to bring your donation charity gift to be raffled off at 2:00pm sharp at the Best Western Hotel on Saturday Nov. 12. Do not be late please.

    HOTEL,(MY HOTEL ROOM CONTRACT ENDED 2 WEEKS AGO) A special reserve room price of $99 for 1 Queen and $109 for two beds is being offered to us at the Best Western Hotel. Reservations# 1-888-535-2808. Make sure you tell them you are with the HIO group to get this deal when you call them to reserve.

    FRIDAY Nov 11. The Meet and Greet is in the banquet hall of the Best Western Hotel at 1240 Drummond St., starting at 4pm cash bar is open.
    Name tags will be given out, a light lunch Buffet, sponsored by The Mtl. Gazette at 5:30.

    One feature for the Summit Meet and Greet Fri. will be former pro. Hockey Players, led by Kerry Goulet from the international group, stop concussion, delivering a professional presentation.
    A special guest speaker will deliver a talk on his life and career. Everyone welcome.

    ATTENTION:,E-mail yours and guests name, for name tags from MARY McGILL, at mmcgill7@sympatico.ca ,Your name tag gets your discounts to all events. Mary will give them to you Fri. at the Meet and Greet.

    Sat.12th
    HIO group breakfast is again at Chez Cora’s, at 8am, to 9:30am, 15% discount. Ground floor of the Best Western Hotel.

    Bell Center tour!… You must be there by 10am Sat.!
    Our group is to present themselves at the old Hall of Fame entrance located in the Windsor court. The tour will start downstairs in the lobby under the photos of all our Hall of Famers.

    The tour will start at 10:30 a.m. sharp. The discounted cost for this visit will be $12 per person (half price, reg. price is $25). Participants should be there just after 10am to purchase their tickets. Wearing name tags.

    In terms of viewing the home or visiting team’s skate, they take the ice normally at 11:00 a.m. we have a chance to watch them. Tour participants cannot take photos of the players who are on the ice, nor can they scream and shout in their direction. Those who do will be removed from the tour, with no refund.

    Those who attend the tour will also have a 15% discount at the Canadiens team store, Tricolore Sports. You might pick up your charity raffle donation there if you wish.

    Sat. 2:00pm.
    (THIS EVENT IS CHANGED TO THE BEST WESTERN HOTEL)
    The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation Charity Raffle at the Best Western, 1240 Drummond St. will start at 2:00pm sharp. Pre-game dinner changed to the hotel as well.
    Bring your charity gift early so we can display it. Wear your team colors and name tags to all events.

    We ask everyone to bring a charity gift to be raffled off for the Foundation, “OUR HIO family, giving back to kids.”

    Rejean Houle is bringing a team signed stick and team sweater to raffle.
    RaffleTickets will be sold to you there, 1 for $20 or 3 for $40.
    Everyone will go home with a great gift memento of your 2016 Summit weekend.

    After dinner, we head to the Bell Center, to see the warm ups and watch this years new look Canadiens, clip Detroit’s wings.

    After the game we all meet up at “Hurley Irish Pub” on Crescent St. upstairs 2nd floor. (By the way, I drink single malt scotch)
    This is our last event of the weekend. We will celebrate the win and have a cold one with our new and old friends of our wonderful Hockey Inside Out Family.

    Looking forward to a great weekend and spending time with all of you again….Ian Cobb

  5. Captain aHab says:

    Interesting to listen to the RDS talking heads about Desharnais. They do admit that he isn’t playing well – even Gaston said it – and that MT has to play the lineup that gives him the best chance of winning. Brunet seems to be the one commentator with the hots for DD right now, even though he did say that he is losing all his one on one battles. They’re all saying that Danault deserves the promotion but doubt that he’s a long term solution. To me the feeling of the interviews I saw was a little like coming on here after a win and having the Legion of Doomers clearly hoping for a loss soon. They’re kind of hoping that Danault fails in some significant/obvious way without coming out and saying it. Clearly, if Pacioretty scores 2 goals tonight on Danault feeds, this will get interesting.

    They also talked about why should DD be the goat and not Pleks and agreed that Pleks brings other stuff to the team that DD doesn’t.

    So for folks saying they cannot criticize DD, this isn’t what I’m seeing right now, even though they do seem to be hating doing it.

    —————-
    Drop da puck already!

  6. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    I was against acquiring Yakupov in the off-season. Looking at how Radulov has had an effect on Chucky, I am starting to wonder other-wise. Maybe at the deadline if no one can establish themselves next to Rads and Chucky…

    • Captain aHab says:

      Rads has 10 times the hockey sense that Yakupov has.

      —————-
      Drop da puck already!

      • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

        Reading up and listening to reports on Yak, it seems that consistency is Yak’s biggest problem. I am wondering if Rads’s constant enthusiasm would rub off on him like it supposedly has on others. Rads looks like a guy who just loves to play hockey. That is what is attracting people to him the most (sort of like you-know-who used to).

        • Captain aHab says:

          Yakupov looks lost on the ice. I don’t think the kid isn’t trying; I think he just maybe doesn’t get positioning and team systems.

          Lots of skating but going nowhere fast.

          I don’t know…maybe tell him to play exclusively North/South and go to the net and wait for the Radulov feeds? His game needs to be simplified from the sample I’ve seen.

          If they can get him at the deadline for next to nothing? Why not…maybe give him a shot.

          —————-
          Drop da puck already!

  7. Habfan17 says:

    @ The Jackal, ref: comments you posted from PK.

    “Anyway, I think what he says in response to the question of living in the US after a Trump win says it all – just a classy guy, beautiful person who looks at the positives. He said he has enjoyed living the US and that you don’t realize how great a country it is until you live there, and that he was looking forward to being part of it as it unifies and moves forward.”

    I like PK, but to play Devil’s advocate. Do you think PK would come out and say, living in the U.S. sucks, the country is terrible? How would that work for fans of the Preds? How would it work for his branding machine?
    Habfan17

    • FenceSurfer says:

      I believe PK sincere about the US. I’ve been state side for sometime now and it’s been non stop party since.

      Next 4 years may just be the best part of it.

      The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire!

    • The Jackal says:

      I don’t think he would straight up say that, but his answer is sincere.

      It’s easy to read/watch the news and say the US is messed up, and that it must suck for a black person to move from Toronto/Montreal to Tennessee, but the truth is that most Americans are good people, and that Nashville isn’t some backwater in a forgotten county.

      Cheers!

      _______________________
      Hockey sine stercore tauri.

      • powdered toastman says:

        Well said. A breath of fresh air in contrast to some of the shrill wacko negatively being spewed from those who chide the majority who exercised their democratic right bringing in the Trumpster. (Yah…we made fun of some of his antics during the debates/election and I’m a little apprehensive myself, but change can be a good thing)…Re PK..he’s no longer a Hab but methinks he is a straight shoota.

  8. smiler2729 says:

    P.K. Subban, Nashville Predators…
    doesn’t look right, doesn’t sound right
    Damn
    _______________________________________
    Leafs blow…
    Jack Edwards is a clam…
    Gary Bettman is a bobblehead…
    and oh yeah, Tomas Plekanec sucks

  9. RightNyder says:

    Mike Condon has a 0.41 GAA and a .985 save percentage.
    I always loved him. We were insane to let him go.
    We should have traded Carey Price and tried to build around Mike Condon.
    Another MB failure.

  10. B says:

    Condon the first star in a 2-1 SO win over Buffalo

    –Go Habs Go!–

  11. Cal says:

    The NHL is back to itself after a rollicking start, ie; goals being scored.
    All 3 games tonight went to OT. 3-2 in OT, 2-1 in OT, and 2-1 in a SO.
    Pathetic. The game is about scoring and excitement, but NHL coaches are squeezing the life out of it.
    The reason is quite simple: playing defensively is easy and anyone who can skate well enough to be in the NHL can do it. Goal scoring, on the other hand, requires skill and, in a lot of scrambly situations, determination.
    This is why it is so imperative that the Habs have more scoring skill in the line up. Until then, Therrien will deploy his “play not to lose” strategy of turning everyone, including fans, into robots.
    How dull.

    • Captain aHab says:

      Habs are 5th in Goals For right now. With one goal down but a game in hand over 4th place Edmonton.

      —————-
      Drop da puck already!

      • Cal says:

        Since October 24th, the Habs have been shut out once and have scored more than 3 once. They are trending downwards, just like most teams.
        However, the better teams right now are trending upwards. The Rangers with one more game played have 58, a 16 goal difference that bodes well for them. Meantime, the 1st place Habs are showing signs of falling back into dull “don’t lose” hockey.

        • Captain aHab says:

          Sure but why are you singling out Therrien? I know you hate everything he does but, since the beginning of the season, his team has still scored the 5th highest goal total. And this is despite having to play guys who you seem to think all suck because they were brought in by the other village idiot in your narrative, MB.

          —————-
          Drop da puck already!

          • Cal says:

            I single out Therrien because we’ve all seen this before.
            And, if there was a GM award for acquiring 3rd and 4th liners, I’m sure Bergevin would win it.
            In the meantime, scorers are played on the 3rd and 4th line while the less talented get more minutes.

          • Captain aHab says:

            I can’t wait to see that 3rd line where Rads, Galchenyuk, and Pacioretty all play. Unless of course you mean that Mitchell SHOULD be playing on the first line since he has 5 goals.

            The reality is that Byron is playing far better than a lot of other guys and deserved the shot he got and he made the most of it too. For all the people complaining that the MT regime isn’t a meritocracy, this should be a joyful moment, no?

            —————-
            Drop da puck already!

  12. Chuck says:

    I wish that I could be there tomorrow night for the Hurley’s meet up, Ian, but alas my train doesn’t get in until 6pm Friday. For everyone who will be there, enjoy the night and hopefully another Hab home win! Ian, I’ll get you that single malt scotch on Friday…

  13. Arnou Ruelle says:

    Just hearing P.K. Subban talk again in Melnick in the afternoon just brings me back to what he did for this city. Nothing new with what he said. I can say when all has said and done, what all is left will be scars from both sides.

    • The Jackal says:

      I think at the end of the day, only Montreal and the silly Habs will have scars from this. Everything rolls off his back, never has anything bad to say. Meanwhile, the organization treated him poorly, and leaked fake rumours that were never substantiated or proven, just to be able to trade him.

      Anyway, I think what he says in response to the question of living in the US after a Trump win says it all – just a classy guy, beautiful person who looks at the positives. He said he has enjoyed living the US and that you don’t realize how great a country it is until you live there, and that he was looking forward to being part of it as it unifies and moves forward.

      Class.

      Therrien should take note.

      _______________________
      Hockey sine stercore tauri.

  14. on2ndthought says:

    Did anyone else hear PK on TSN 690 with Melnick this afternoon. I didn’t listen to it all, surprised myself that I wasn’t interested very much. A lot of talk about his ‘brand manager’ and ‘managing the brand’. How he was ‘off camera’ in Paris when he found out. It sort of sounded like he needs to take a vacation from ‘just being PK’. Don’t want to put words in his mouth, just a sense I got.

    He was careful around the topic of his time here, as Melnick seemed to be trying to get him to say something controversial “some people seem to say you were the worst team mate ever”, stuff like that.

    Free Front.

  15. nightmare_49 says:

    Hope to see you tomorrow at Hurleys , Ian. The calm before the storm , great work.

  16. Ian Cobb says:

    Montreal Canadiens We Are Fans Summit

    HIO SUMMIT NEWS
    A special Guest Goal Tender will be joining us at the HIO Meet and Greet Friday evening

  17. Hammer says:

    Inner circle… Lol. Does this include cabby ‘ weise and DSP… can’t wait for the TMZ special.. will there be a guest appearance by MT

  18. Ian Cobb says:

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    This is what we need to make sure players do not return to play too early!

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  19. PK says:

    When is Weber’s HBO special?

    Right after he wins the Stanley Cup.

    Or, more likely, he quietly visits
    Disneyland with his family.

  20. Old Bald Bird says:

    Is Pax becoming Higgins 2.0?

  21. POPS says:

    Would you deal Pacioretty and Desharnais for Tarasenko and Yakupov?

  22. Ian Cobb says:

    NEWS FOR HIO SUMMIT THIS WEEKEND

    A special Goal Tender will be joining us at the HIO Meet and Greet Friday evening.

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  23. S13 says:

    Hbo canada lolll

    Looks like his brand isnt much down south. No wonder he is still selling pizza here. Subban needed the Habs and not vice versa.

  24. WindsorHab-10 says:

    DD a healthy scratch tomorrow may be a sign of things to come.

    • Timo says:

      I doubt it. I remember was it what… couple of years ago that sat Davey for a game or two. Threw us pushy anglo’s a bone. Then everything went back to normal. Same here. I make nothing of it. Davey D can come to Calgary and we’ll just hang out. Maybe go fishing.

    • habsfan0 says:

      Normally I would say benching DD would be incomprehensible from MT’s point of view.
      But if someone told me a few weeks ago that the Chicago Cubs would win the World Series and Donald Trump would become President-elect within days of each other, I wouldn’t have believed that either.

  25. powerplay says:

    Hard to believe management stuck with DD as long as they did.

  26. 4m3y2j says:

    My issue with Max Pac is heart,not talent.he is a highly skilled forward.I hear about all the pressure he puts on himself but it just does not show in his play.The constant turnovers,inability to stand up for teammates(other than DD) is frustrating.Sure he will go on a hot streak and crank up the goals,I just do not see a fire in the guy and that is the grievance.Especially since he is the Captain of the most storied franchise in sports history…

    john slattery

  27. thesenator18 says:

    Laine 11 goals Matthews 6.

  28. Luke says:

    Longtime Star?
    Was he?

    Maybe I’m just cranky because it’s been an absolute grind today but I wouldn’t call him a longtime star.

    Like 10 years… that’s ,minimum for a longtime star.
    Or 70% of their career in retrospectives.

    6 years.
    Meh. That’s Doug Gilmour all time Leaf Great territory… parts of 6 seasons. 4 full… phbtttttt.

    grrrr.

  29. Lapointe says:

    Many posters are now getting on Max and with good reason and mostly he deserves it but he has some pure skills that are not showing up right now. He is a strong skater who possesses a very elite shot and if paired with right players will again be productive. His job is to get to places on the ice to use that shot. His team mates job is to get him the puck. So there is a line task that has t to play to that. Remember when he was with Cole…they were a dangerous line along with little DD. Max is frustrating to watch and more so this past season.

    • johnnylarue says:

      If Max’s teammates hadn’t condemned him to wear that dreaded ‘C’, I think we’d just be looking at this as one of his usual slumps between his usual 1.5 goals-per-game hot streaks.

      Maybe that letter makes him want to do too much to the extent that it paralyzes him. It’s entirely possible. Either way it’s a drag he’s no longer allowed to slump without constantly being reminded by everyone that he’s the Worst Captain of All Time.

    • veryhabby says:

      Patches-Chuck- Rad

      I don’t know, but trying your best 3 talents together may be a thing to try. Patches/Chuck did well last year at the end when playing together. Rad is better player then Gally. I know Patches is having tough season start…but you have to get him going. Goal scorer and captain…this isn’t about finding TOI for DD or a Flynn. This is a must for team success to get him going whether he deserves to be on the top line or not.

      Whoever the next best O winger is (Ghetto?)/Pleks/Gally
      Carr/Dan/Shaw
      Bryon/Mitch/Flynn

      That’s my line up

      • AndyF says:

        That’s the 2-4-6 line! That might work.

      • bwoar says:

        I am a fan of loading up the top line too.

        Your lineup is similar to the one in my head, I just have Lekhonen in for Andrighetto when he’s healthy.

      • Ingy27 says:

        Like I said before, Keep Max away from the players who actually give a puck. He should have to earn his ice this year just like everyone else. He has very little hockey skill, by that I mean he can take wrist shots and skate in a straight line decent and that is it. He has zero hands which makes him a not very good passer and has zero dangles which is kinda weird if you really think about it. I think we all expect more out of him, like he’s a fairly big guy but plays so small. Imagine if he tried as hard as Rads does out there. That would be scary.

    • HabinBurlington says:

      I’m not looking for excuses for Max, but I really wonder how that leg is doing which he injured severely last offseason then rushed back onto ice.

      I sincerely hope that he is just fighting the after affects of this and that longterm he is fine. But to me he hasn’t looked right since prior to last season.

      Last season many of our players seemed to play through injuries, this year we have a different Team Medical Doctor, I can’t help but wonder. (And yes realize it is our old Doctor back, but only until they find a new permanent Head Medical Doctor.)

    • Coach K says:

      I’ll say it again, while I don’t care for too frequent disappearing act, I’ll cut him some slack before I give up on him completely. He’s a scorer who needs to move his feet to get to those quiet areas where he can do what he does so well…shoot.

      His problem is that one of his centres is too small to win puck battles which means that he has to go into the corners and help win the puck. That makes it physically impossible to be in the shooting lanes at the same time. He can’t exactly pass it to himself now can he?

      The other centre is a pretty good checker but has all the vision of a CNIB client and refuses to pass at the right time.

      This stuff is not Pacioretty’s fault. It’s the fault of his GM who has continually failed him. He needs a centre who can win faceoffs, win puck battles, has vision and is both willing and able to pass.

      I’ll happily call him out for a lack of a 200 foot effort but not for failing to score.

      -Adversity Does Not Build Character…it Reveals it-
      (James Lane Allen)

  30. Cal says:

    Tomorrow night, the Habs may well be run out of the rink. The only saving grace will be Price and the few hits Emelin and Weber distribute.
    With the way the Habs have been leaving the slot wide open lately, this one could get ugly fast. Bah, they only need 7 points in the next 7 games to meet my 30 points in the first 20 games prediction. The Habs are on schedule.

  31. Arnou Ruelle says:

    This is what the lines were during practice today:

    Byron-Galchenyuk-Radulov
    Andrighetto-Plekanec-Gallagher
    Pacioretty-Danault-Shaw/Desharnais
    Carr-Mitchell-Flynn

    To me, why break a 4th-line formation when you can see they’ve been playing solid hockey and putting up points in the last 13 games?

  32. GuyDoon says:

    To me, there’s been no reason to keep DD past training camp, let alone play him every night for 13 minutes and PP.

    The only think that made sense was that mgmt was trying to showcase him for a trade. Lots of scouts in the stands every night…

    Didn’t Weise say the Flyers would take him? Add a little something something and get Simmonds? hehehe… 🙂

  33. johnnylarue says:

    I missed most of the game last night, but in the ~15 minutes I was able to watch, I think I saw Gallagher human-cannonball himself into Chara about 12 times.

    Therefore, Gallagher gets my vote for Number One Dude – November 8 Edition.

    • Timo says:

      Last night I was thinking what got up Petry’s rear end? He was wrecking Bruins left and right.

      • johnnylarue says:

        Yeah, I like Petry’s mean streak. This didn’t really come advertised as a part of his game–maybe because it’s not a consistent thing–but it’s awesome when he brings it.

        Maybe he’s feeling embiggened by La Montagne this season…

        • habsr4ever says:

          When Petry plays that way (he did in Edmonton some times too) he is fully healthy and playing with confidence. As I have said on here a few times – I feel for Jeff having to cover up for Marky so much. Marky can’t keep up any more and is so bloody soft in front of our net and so many missed assignments its crazy. People say its the pairing but sheesh – come on R people watching Markov and his game or not?
          Marky is great on the PP and some what on the PK but sheesh come playoff time – the Bolts will go down his side of the ice all series long just like they did 3 years ago…..and two years ago…….heck Marky is even slower now. Scary stuff!

          • johnnylarue says:

            I fancy myself one of Marky’s most ardent supporters, and I must admit that, at times this season, Ye Olde Eye Test does indeed support your argument. It seems like he’s in a nebulous phase of his career wherein he still wants to pinch and pick off passes like he always has, but really doesn’t have the legs to get back if his play fails. And his plays are succeeding on a less consistent basis, I concede.

            I think The General can still be of use to this club in a Gonchar-esque role, a 3rd pairing special teams specialist and de facto player coach for the up-and-comers, but at least for the time being he’s become a bit of a liability on a second pairing. Maybe he can improve his standing if he starts playing a lot more conservatively, but it’s going to take some very deliberate reprogramming to overcome his old habits.

            So it’s no secret–the whole league knows we’re short a Top 4 D man. And for better or worse, it appears the majority of other teams are looking for one, too, so maybe the disadvantage we’re perceiving is also shared by the majority our opponents. Not too many teams out there with a 100% bullet-proof D squad.

  34. Habs93Cup says:

    With DD heathy scratched tomorrow and MT’s line juggling needing a makeover, here’s what I want to see. These are short term lines:

    Byron-Chucky-Radu
    Max-Shaw-Gally
    Carr-Plex-Ghetto
    Danault-Mitchell-Flynn

    2 pts aside. What do you have to lose? Other line combos don’t seem to be working.

  35. knob says:

    Danault has played really well but I think that Mitchell has been better. I wouldn’t mind seeing Mitchell playing the third line but swapping Max with Byron (even though I thought Byron played a great game last night).

    in all thy sons command

    • Ingy27 says:

      Max deserves nothing of the sort….keep him away from the guys who actually give a puck.

    • savethepuck says:

      I would like to see Max with Chucky and Rad too. Maybe the coaching staff wants 3 more balanced lines, I’m not sure. Max was producing fine with Chucky and Gally to start the season. I think he had 7 points in his first 7 games, but I think with only one goal they wanted to shake things up to get him “scoring”. Since then he has 1 goal but no assists, so the move has not worked out IMO.

      “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
      Carey Price

  36. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    The worst thing for DD is that Shaw is not producing with him hence it makes the GM who signed him to a 6 year deal look bad.

    • bwoar says:

      Important point about Shaw – he can’t be chasing pucks in the corner and out in front of the net screening the goalie at the same time, two things DD isn’t stellar at either. So if Shaw is in front, and someone else is in the corner, that kinda makes DD the shooter, no? Not a comfortable role for him.

      He’s the kind of player who absolutely must win puck battles to stay producing.

      • Timo says:

        Davey doesn’t need to win puck battles… the puck knows where Davey is and just comes to him.

      • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

        IMO they are playing, like most teams, a down low cycle with a set-up for a slot shot (with screen) or back to the point with a minimum double screen. The shooter is usually the other forward in the slot with Shaw in front and DD passing from the boards. Problem is, DD on the boards is “pas bon”.

    • johnnylarue says:

      Shaw’s a conundrum. I know I didn’t particularly care for “Shaw, the Slewfooting Rat”, but it’s hard to figure out how “Sensitive New Age Shaw” contributes anything even remotely commensurate with his cap hit. He’s basically a slightly tougher, more turnover-prone Brian Flynn out there, which means he’s giving us about 25% of what he should be.

      Probably just saving it for the playoffs… (No harm in wishful thinking, right?)

  37. savethepuck says:

    Re: The DD Situation
    In the preseason, he was getting a lot more games, TOI and PP time than the other Vets. There were a lot of complaints at that time from a lot of the commentariat that it looked like the same old same old favored treatment again this year. I looked at it much differently, I saw the same usage from the younger hopefuls who were fighting for a job, I thought DD was also fighting for a job in preseason and the coaching staff was giving him a fair chance to win/keep his job. He didn’t look good at all in preseason until the last few games where I recall him settting up Shaw for a few good goals, and I think the coaching staff decided he earned the position, or maybe nobody else took it from him. The season started, and he gets 2 goals and 2 assists in his first 4 games ( I think ) and the coaching staff were confident in his his abilities. Since then he has gone completely cold, the staff sees this and knows it is time to see if someone else can do better in his spot. His icetime has been reduced a lot the last few games and the next logical step is the pressbox. I see absolutely no reason for Danault being the one that will be scratched, he has done absolutely nothing in his play to warrant that, I think his play warrants a promotion. The coaching decisions frustrate me at times, but in this instance I am confident that they are going to do the right thing.

    “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
    Carey Price

    • bwoar says:

      I agree with this take – the coaches did seem like they were giving him a lifeline, or enough rope, with his preseason icetime. Unfortunately McCarron didn’t outright steal the job, so, here we are.

      I’m not worried about Danault being scratched, he’s been great.

      • savethepuck says:

        Scratching Danault would definitely be the wrong move, and I can’t see it being Shaw either. Generally when a line is practicing with 4 players, one of them is being scratched, and the only logical one here is DD. If Carr or Ghetto were the ones practicing on a line of 4, then we could speculate.

        “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
        Carey Price

      • habsr4ever says:

        DD was benched before and it worked. MT is going to do it. He really has no choice with the way he has played. It will get him going – just watch. I hope Pateryn gets press boxed for a game too but he won’t cuz LAK are big and heavy….gotta leave him in.
        I do love how Henley moves that puck up ice and his offensive play too. He was a pleasant surprise for me last year.

    • vegas says:

      McCarron had taken the job away from him in the pre-season , but the coaching staff decided to give it to him anyways

      • savethepuck says:

        McCarron may have played better than him, but he didn’t play well enough to take his job. McCarron still doesn’t have to clear waivers, so they figured he would be better off getting more minutes and being a key player in the AHL.

        “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
        Carey Price

      • johnnylarue says:

        McCarron was a victim of the numbers game, being one of a select few who could be sent down without clearing waivers. DD otherwise did the bare minimum to earn himself a roster spot.

  38. MasterHab says:

    If I have to wade through one more PK-related story on this website I’m going to punch my computer. NOBODY CARES ANYMORE!!!

    There are more comments on this thread about Desharnais possibly being a healthy scratch tomorrow night than about PK. The editors at HIO should take the hint. You’re just click-baiting your readers now.

    The only thing that REAL fans care about is winning

  39. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    DD scratched? They also said HC had a 99% chance of winning…I will believe it when I see it. LOL

  40. habsr4ever says:

    I am happy for PK in having a solid game last night. Good for him.
    Helped out the habs too cuz the Sens are in our division. Drove me crazy how Karlsson got all the love every time we played the Sens and PK got very very little from the media. So again – good job PK keep it up!

    Would I trade Weber for PK today – sorry no I would not.
    But i can still be happy and cheer for PK too.

  41. FenceSurfer says:

    So will DD be joining Hillary on the unemployable line?

  42. bwoar says:

    Reading the RDS/Brossard story, the potential for spreading offense (something brought up here briefly in preseason) would be:

    Byron-Galchenyuk-Radulov
    Andrighetto-Plekanec-Gallagher
    Pacioretty-Danault-Shaw
    Carr-Mitchell-Flynn

    A first line, two third lines and a fourth.

  43. savethepuck says:

    Where do I find these lines at Brossard that people are discussing?

    “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
    Carey Price

  44. RightNyder says:

    I fixed the headline:
    “Shea Weber’s beard to get its own reality TV series”

  45. Bergevin's Foxhole says:

    Watching Antichambre after losing to L.A. while scratching DD is must-see TV.

    • RightNyder says:

      There is no way he should be scratched. This is a travesty.
      Last night: Desharnais, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 points, 0 shots on goal, 0 hits, 0 blocks, 0% in the faceoff circle.
      Nine games in a row without a sniff.
      In his last 53 games, he has 6 goals and 10 assists, -11 and one power-play point.
      This is a superstar, a first-line centre who just needs a chance. If anyone is going to overpower Anze Kopitar, it’s DD.
      Good news is that if he is a healthy scratch, MT be so overwhelmed with guilt and longing that he will give him 27 minutes the next game.

      • Timo says:

        Last night Carr was holding him back.

        • RightNyder says:

          Carr should not provide DD with gilt-edged opportunities to score, knowing he won’t. This only makes him look worse.
          Carr should sit.

          • D Mex says:

            Sure, but it may garner favour with the head coach, who decides who plays and who does not, and whose behaviour where Desharnais is concerned is benefactor-like.

            Desharnias’ removal from the team is the only real solution, and nothing can hilite that better than leaving him right where he has been against a big, strong team like LA.

            IF he’s as good as his apologists tell us he is, it shouldn’t be an issue, right ?

            ALWAYS Habs –
            D Mex

            (Coaching 101 – what not to do : http://i.imgur.com/NoNJ3FV.gif)

          • RightNyder says:

            They should just send him to St. John’s and say it’s because he’ll be such a big influence on the young kids.
            “David remains an important part of our organization. His professionalism and knowledge of the game will be huge in terms of helping our young prospects develop…”
            Gives him a dignified out.
            Or maybe the Canucks would claim him on waivers and I can be closer to him every day…

    • vegas says:

      Even if they beat LA 5-0 and Danault gets 2 goals they will still talk about DD and say the Therrien disrupted the fourth line that was playing so well

  46. HabinBurlington says:

    Would have thought the prospect of DD as a healthy scratch could garner it’s own thread.

  47. captkirk says:

    Like subban was sad to see him go, wish the best. But… Lovin web. Not really sure what the show will be delving into? Hopefully HBO will throw in some game of thrones cameos to help make it interesting.
    Nice work last night Byron and of course price!

  48. bwoar says:

    Shocking to see America put on waivers last night. They seemed to be getting their career back on track for the last while. I wonder if China makes a move to pick them up? They’d probably need to shed salary first but they’ve shown heavy interest before. Certainly Russia is already on the phone, but after all their recent pickups they don’t seem to have room for another (large) contract. The Saudis and Israelis seem set with their squads, and up here in Canada we barely have the attendance to keep the lights on, let alone take this on.

    Prediction: USA clears waivers, gets sent down, puts up big numbers against easier competition (think Canada, Ireland, Botswana etc.) and bounces back on a PTO somewhere down the road.

  49. savethepuck says:

    We haven’t seen his face on here in a while. He had a goal and an assist last night in a 3-1 win over the Sens keeping them 9 points behind the Habs, which is a good thing.

    “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
    Carey Price

  50. on2ndthought says:

    Sitting DD against LA is a mercy.

  51. bwoar says:

    EH, look who it is! That guy who is Not Weber!

  52. Strummer says:

    Can’t wait for insights from the intellect that is Ben Johnson.

    Ben is the “speed and agility coach”, not the pharmacist?

    Snoop Dog in charge of baked goods (brownies are his fav)

  53. Bergevin's Foxhole says:

    I like fluffy clouds.

  54. Habsolo says:

    PK…because, why not.

  55. trolly says:

    First to say, ooooh, “unparalleled access to his inner circle.” 😯


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