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07:32 AM ET 11.07 | Recently, P.K. Subban's Norris Trophy-winning talents have been conspicuous in their absence. Subban's lack of ice-time -- particularly in late game scenarios -- has become something of a trend over the Habs' most recent stretch. In the Canadiens' 3-2 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night, he watched the final four-plus minutes of regulation time from the bench. ... TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie found the timing of the most recent focus on Subban's ice time to be interesting. "It's a real interesting dynamic at a real interesting time." ... "There are some people who think that a lot of what's going on now might be contract-related and that the Montreal Canadiens want to be able to say to P.K: "Look, we don't trust you defensively."

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November 7, 2013  08:12 AM ET

Latest turn of events is puzzling. A lot of Norris winners/candidates are, let us say, occasionally a defensive liability, but is never brought to the forefront like this

November 7, 2013  08:17 AM ET
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Latest turn of events is puzzling. A lot of Norris winners/candidates are, let us say, occasionally a defensive liability, but is never brought to the forefront like this

There's something odd about all this.

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November 7, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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There's something odd about all this.

Read the complete story. Nothing about nothing.

November 7, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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Latest turn of events is puzzling. A lot of Norris winners/candidates are, let us say, occasionally a defensive liability, but is never brought to the forefront like this

welcome to Montreal.

This year we are seeing the Michel Therrien that we all thought we were getting last year. Either he puts his pride aside and coaches properly or else this team is going nowhere - fast.

November 7, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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Can't say i've watched a lot of Habs games, but I know the incident early this week and the loss in the season opener to the Leafs (where he got a penalty with 1:30 left and down a goal) were pretty squarely on his shoulders.

a pretty isolated event.

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November 7, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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Latest turn of events is puzzling. A lot of Norris winners/candidates are, let us say, occasionally a defensive liability, but is never brought to the forefront like this

Can relate, however, it is still time in the season to turn things around for some of these "liabilities."

November 7, 2013  09:06 AM ET

It's November 7. And it's early to right his epitaph I'd think. Like others here I don't see much of the Habs. What I saw last year was usually pretty impressive. I think I'd wait a tad before sending him on.

November 7, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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It's November 7. And it's early to *right his epitaph I'd think.

That's "write". Early I guess.

November 7, 2013  09:13 AM ET

BTW, I can't wait for Hank's observations. He's probably already called Chara to get his input.

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November 7, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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I'm sure he's itching to discuss PK's Olympic chances.

Are they any better than winning back to back Norris Trophies?

November 7, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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I'm sure he's itching to discuss PK's Olympic chances.

He's too busy watching the Four Nations Cup Tournament in Lake Placid.

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November 7, 2013  09:35 AM ET

Did he get a no trade contract? If not, and it is contract related, then move him.

November 7, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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Hey, as long as it results in 0 playoff success for Montreal, he can win all the individual awards he desires!

^^^
THIS

 
November 7, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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He's too busy watching the Four Nations Cup Tournament in Lake Placid.

I'm taping that one...

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