Did PK deserve to get the boot? For sure. Did Mark Stone embellish a little? Absolutely. I don't even blame him. If he didn't go down like he was shot Subban probably finishes that game afters serving a two minute minor for slashing. Just some gamesmanship on the part of Stone. If the opposition's assistant captain, and one of their most talented players on both sides of the rink, takes a cheap shot at your wrist you do all you can to make sure he gets sent back to the locker room early. A 5 minute major and a game misconduct is fair, and I don't see him facing any supplemental discipline. Given Subban's entertainment value, and Stone's apparent health, that should be good news for all hockey fans outside of Ottawa.
However. let's get something straight. The above video of Subban throwing a towel and having some choice words for the situation in no way shows that he had any desire for Stone to be injured. He just knows that Stone's excessive reaction is what has him throwing a half hearted tantrum in the hallows of the Bell Center instead of competing on the ice. It's simply a manifestation of his frustration. I know that look. I've had that look. Subban knows he fucked up. He knows he has to be smarter, and has no one to blame but himself. That's not going to stop him from showing some passion after getting himself tossed and potentially costing his team a playoff game. Do we really think that's what an outward display of emotion looks like from PK Subban? I'm starting to question whether or not people have missed out on the rest of his career. I have seen him put up more of a fight while arguing with his own teammates on the bench. I have seem him angrier after a meaningless fight in the middle of November. Has anyone ever seen a Subban goal celebration? The guy is one of the most animated guys, not only in hockey, but all of professional sports. I hardly consider an utterance of the word 'bullshit' and the throwing of a hand towel a radical showing of outrage, especially considering who it is coming from. Subban's minor outburst shouldn't be construed as a lack of compassion, but indicative of his resentment towards the circumstances.