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Video- P,K. Subban The Target Of Michel Therrien’s Post-Game Analysis

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

Coach Michel Therrien didn’t hesitate to point a finger at defenceman P.K. Subban after the Canadiens lost a 3-2 decision to the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday night.

“We played a solid game and it’s disappointing that we lost because of an individual mistake,” said Therrien.

The coach didn’t name any names but it was obvious he was talking about his star defenceman, who lost the puck with a little more than two minutes to play in regulation. That provided the Avalanche with an odd-man rush and Jarome Iginla scored his second goal of the night to snap a 2-2 tie.

The Canadiens are in a desperate battle for points and when Therrien was asked whether it would have been prudent to secure a point and take their chances in overtime, he replied “I just want us to play the right way.”

“I was going up the wall and I crossed over and lost an edge,” said Subban, who was making one of his wide, sweeping moves to elude a check from Mikhail Grigorenko. He succeeded in that but when Subban went down, the puck was lying on the ice and Grigorenko alertly started the rush in the other direction.

“If I was being pressured, I would have rimmed the puck and got it in deep,” said Subban. “But I don’t think he touched me.”

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Watch the play in question below...

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Paul's avatar

Making my usual rounds this morning around the web, a lot of angry Habs fans, many calling for the head of Therrien.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/18/16 at 10:22 AM ET

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Making my usual rounds this morning around the web, a lot of angry Habs fans, many calling for the head of Therrien.

You must’ve been lurking around the corner when a Habs-fan co-worker was talking to me about it this morning…

Posted by Garth on 02/18/16 at 12:27 PM ET

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Have to think Therrien won’t last too much longer after this. Sure, Subban likes to carry the puck around, but he’s also been one of the better Dmen in the League for a while because of his offensive flair.

To put the team’s failure on one guy, publicly, instead of calling out the fact that they’ve been the worst team in the NHL since Price went down, seems desperate. With the roster they have, I’m not sure it’s on anyone other than Therrien.

Posted by BrendonTO on 02/18/16 at 02:51 PM ET

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