Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban was fined by the NHL again for diving. Is an Olympic bid next?
P.K. Subban might be fast on his feet, but he’s not so quick on the uptake.
The Canadiens defenseman has been fined for a second time by the NHL for diving/embellishment, the league announced on Friday.
Subban's wallet was nicked for $3,000 for his third official flop of the season. The incident took place on March 12 during a game against the Senators.
Seven players have so far been fined under the new rules that were implemented to curb acts of embellishment. Subban, unrepentant despite having to cough up $2,000 back on Feb. 4 for his second violation, is the first to be flagged for a third offense.
His next splash, should there be one, will cost him $4,000 and his coach, Michel Therrien, $2,000. The guess here is that those fines won’t move the needle for either man. At this rate, Subban may be bidding for a spot on Canada's Olympic diving team ahead of the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The Holy Diver Team
P.K. Subban, D, Canadiens
Michal Neuvirth, G, (Sabres at time of fine)
James Neal, LW, Predators
Vince Trochek, C, Panthers
Cal Clutterbuck, RW, Islanders
Gustav Nyquist, RW, Red Wings
Richard Panik, RW, Maple Leafs