Former Hamilton Bulldog P.K. Subban may be the reigning Norris Trophy winner, awarded to the best defenceman in the National Hockey League but he's not good enough for Team Canada coach Mike Babcock.
Forward Matt Duchene joins Subban as a scratch for Canada for the team's Olympic quarter-final game.
This is the third game Subban will not dress for Canada, as he was scratched for the tournament opener against Norway and Sunday's game against Finland. He logged 11 minutes, 41 seconds of ice time in his lone appearance against Austria.
Babcock announced Tuesday that another former Bulldog, Carey Price, will get the start in goal with Roberto Luongo as his backup.
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Sad realization that I've worn the Subban Canada jersey more than Subban has...— Peter Chen (@DJ_PCPete) February 19, 2014
Well, good news for #Habs fans is that Markov and Subban will be better rested than we would have thought.— Ted KaIiI (@TedKalMtl9) February 19, 2014
Scratching Matt Duchene and P.K. Subban just shows how Mike Babcock is clueless behind #TeamCanada 's bench!— Fred Poulin (@FredPoulin98) February 19, 2014