Michel Therrien explains once and for all why he banned the famous Triple Low-Five

Published January 15, 2023 at 9:11

P.K. Subban left no one indifferent during his time in Montreal. If opinions were divided on his role as a player, we can say that his involvement in the community was unanimous and that everyone admired what he did, especially for the youth.

The honor the Habs gave him on Thursday night was perfect and P.K. was amazing. The ending was just as perfect, with Carey Price and the famous Triple Low-Five.

During Saturday's pre-game show on TVA Sports, Michel Therrien was asked to explain once and for all why he had to refuse to continue this tradition between Price and Subban.

"There had been changes before the campaign. The 2011-2012 season had been extremely difficult. Marc Bergevin had arrived in Montreal and had hired me as coach. I had then chosen my staff. For us, we had to change the culture of the team. We wanted to remove the individualistic side of each player and institute a collective concept." - Michel Therrien

Obviously, the former coach knew that this decision would not be unanimous, but he believed that it was necessary for the good of the team. After all, the Habs went from last to first in their association and Subban won the Norris that year.

To help the team chemistry, Michel Therrien admired the Rangers post win celebration.

"If you remember, 2013 was the year that clubs started to gather at center ice to celebrate their wins with their fans. I first saw this when the Rangers did it. I thought it was an amazing idea. I really thought it was a great idea. I talked to the captain (Brian Gionta) about it and he thought it was a great idea too." - Michel Therrien

According to Therrien, everyone in the room got on board. It's been since then that players gather at center ice to greet fans after a win at the Bell Centre.

January 15   |   321 answers
Michel Therrien explains once and for all why he banned the famous Triple Low-Five

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