P.K. Subban's second diving/embellishment fine puts Michel Therrien on notice

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Michel Therrien, you are on notice. According to the NHL, Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban received his third citation for diving and second fine. That’s $3,000 out of Subban’s wallet. And for Therrien? Well, that means he’s one Subban or any Habs player dive/fine away from getting hit with a $2,000 fine.

From the NHL:

Subban was fined $2,000 under Rule 64 earlier this season for incurring two Citations, stemming from incidents on Jan. 6 vs. Tampa Bay and Jan. 29 at New York Rangers. His third Citation, which triggered the $3,000 fine, was issued for an incident during NHL Game No. 1005 vs. Ottawa on March 12, at 0:53 of the second period.

This is all part of the NHL’s public shaming system for players diving.

Is this going to change much of anything? This is still small change. But the point of this rule was to add a different dynamic to the punishment process. 

So let's say Subban (or any Montreal player)  gets ticked at Therrien over ... something and decides to DIVE. Highly unlikely but now possible. Oh what delicious power the Canadiens players now have over their coach. 

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