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Subban, Plekanec fight at practice

Jan 2, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

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The Montreal Canadiens’ nightmare season got even more tumultuous this morning as teammates Tomas Plekanec and PK Subban dropped the gloves and fought each other during practice.

Courtesy the Associated Press:

The two clashed during a one-on-one drill. Both dropped their gloves and threw punches until Josh Gorges and other teammates stepped in to stop it.

No big punches landed, neither player was hurt, and both players stayed on the ice as practice resumed.

The Habs (14-18-7) have just one win in their last eight and sit well back of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Their next game is Wednesday at home to the Jets.

That Subban was involved in the altercation won’t come as a surprise. The 22-year-old defenseman isn’t shy about…well, anything. Whether it was a simmering feud that boiled over or just one of those spur-of-the-moment things is the big unknown. The Habs will likely say it was the latter, even if it was the former.

  1. govtminion - Jan 2, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Where are HBO’s cameras when we really NEED them? Rangers/Flyers is boring, let’s see more of the Montreal train-wreck!!!

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Jan 2, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    So all of a sudden this is P.K.’s fault? Get the fact first before pinning it on one player. You did say that both players dropped their gloves. Sounds mutual to me.

    • danphipps01 - Jan 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

      Yeah, except for Plekanec NEVER FIGHTS ANYONE. That’s not his thing. Meanwhile, P.K. Subban is a walking bag of penalty minutes because he has absolutely nothing even vaguely resembling temper control. Which is more likely – that Plekanec deserved it, or that P.K. Subban lost his shit for like the seven millionth time?

  3. gallyhatch - Jan 2, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    I wonder who took the first dive.

  4. kmcgin - Jan 2, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    subban is a dirtbag.

  5. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 2, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Ah, the annual “Habs players fight in practice” story. Took long enough.

  6. BurkieInBoston - Jan 2, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Sign them up ASAP for 24/7 Winter Classic next season. Where can they play outside in Montreal? if vs Toronto, all Original 6 will have played in WC. Or …

  7. BurkieInBoston - Jan 2, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Is Plekanec suing?

  8. drewsylvania - Jan 2, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    He won’t fight opposing players, but he’ll fight his teammates?

  9. drewsylvania - Jan 2, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Even fighting his own teammates he won’t fight a fighter.

  10. bigkniht37 - Jan 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    and the montreal police 911 phones are ringing off the hook…somehow blaming chara for this

  11. drewsylvania - Jan 2, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Subban continues to prove that he is a world-class pussy.

  12. tonyseesred - Jan 2, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    So does this mean Chris Barch wasnt too far off with his off-pudding comments towards Subban? ;-)

  13. acieu - Jan 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Did either use a racial remark the NHL should investigate?

  14. stakex - Jan 2, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    P.K Subban is a grade A d-bag. Kinda wish Montreal would just send him to the minors and forget about him for a few years.

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