Originally Posted by mister_mcgoo
The 'mocking the opponent' part is the key here, that kinda shit is for douchebags and showboaters...the whole Yakupov celebration was in that vein, there's just no need of that nonsense. I don't think its fair to equate stuff like that with the normal celebrations you see after a goal or after a win, I can't imagine why anyone would take exception with that, I certainly do not and that's why I said I had no problem with the Subban-Price tradition
But I think that is the core of what the coach is trying to accomplish here, he's trying to get them unified as a team because that's how you win championships, you don't win with a bunch of guys all obsessed with themselves, you win with a close knit team that is all on the same page. He probably recognizes that Subban is already somewhat of a chemistry problem in the locker room so he's seeking to move past that and get all the guys on the same page. Its Draconian and excessive I agree but considering what a mess the team was last year, I don't disagree with him in this situation
Agree with this in many ways, and completely appreciate where Therrien is coming from.
Subban will probably be too paranoid to celebrate anything soon.