One way for an embattled coach to really kick a hornet's nest when things aren't going well is to go after his good players.
In theory, this might work because if the player in question messed up badly enough, all the hornets you just pissed off descend on the player, rather than you. However, because seemingly nothing can go right for Michel Therrien this season, all the problems landed on him again.
Did P.K. Subban screw up on Wednesday night in turning over the puck and allowing the 3-on-3 that went the other way? You can absolutely make that argument. He's an elite player and he got muscled off the puck late in a tie game by a guy who is good and everything but not anywhere near his level. That led to the game-winning goal from Jarome Iginla, another loss for the Canadiens, and the imminent descent of more blame on Therrien's head.
So he basically called Subban selfish. Specifically, he called the play selfish, and said it cost Montreal the game.
But, y'know, this boils down to aRead More »from P.K. Subban reminds us great players make mistakes, too (Trending Topics)