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Video: Canadiens’ Subban and Penguins’ Morrow fight

Apr 17, 2013, 11:43 PM EST

The frustration of what is now a three-game losing streak appears to have gotten the best of Montreal Canadiens’ defenseman P.K. Subban.

Early in the third period, with the Canadiens trailing the Pittsburgh Penguins by three goals, Subban dropped the gloves with Brenden Morrow. Subban managed to get Morrow in a headlock, before the two wrestled their way to the ice.

In the end, Morrow got the last laugh. He scored twice, added an assist and a fight to secure the Gordie Howe Hat Trick and the Penguins earned two points with a 6-4 win.

  1. Stiller43 - Apr 17, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    To characterize this anything but a subban puss out would be a lie.

    • brainoflindros - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:56 AM

      AGAIN!

  2. dolanster - Apr 18, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Morrow gave him instruction from the box that the proper etiquette, when you wear a shield, is to take off your helmet before going after someone who does not wear one. I guess too much to expect from Subban, who looks for any cheap advantage he can get when he quote-unquote “fights.”

  3. theagitator1691 - Apr 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    2 men hugging is not a fight stupid pointless post

  4. andrewproughcfe - Apr 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    The Zamboni driver was pissed – Subban nearly broke the ice with his face.

  5. sjsharks66 - Apr 18, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Then Subban purposely gets a penalty to get away from Morrow. Embarrassment to hockey players. Never liked Subban and never will.

    Great defenseman, don’t get me wrong. His antics and embarrassing situations like this just rub every team and fan the wrong way.

    • brainoflindros - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:58 AM

      He’s not a great defenseman, he has a great one-time shot from the point. That’s it.

  6. phillyphanatic77 - Apr 18, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    I know Subban is an excellent player but that really sums him up. He loves to talk, all the time, but he won’t actually throw a punch til he knows his opponent is immobilized. He is a huge instigator that never backs it up. It was great when he tried to lay out BSchenn, got knocked on his ass, then got up and started talking until Schenn pushed him into the boards and he flopped like he got shot. Don’t like to root for the Pens but I would’ve loved to have seen Morrow get some shots in there at the end.

  7. mp1131211 - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:40 AM

    ??? I’m no Subban fan, but what did he do “wrong?” How does this sum him up, exactly. I’ve seen countless fights nearly identical to this from all kinds of players. Ice is slippery. People grip one another to hold on. Players fall. Whatever! Get over it

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 18, 2013 at 4:27 AM

      It’s not that he did anything wrong here. It’s just his game in general. He yaps, yaps, yaps and then rarely drops the gloves. He constantly looks for the big, blindside hit then flops when he gets nudged. He’s just one of those major pests that you love to hate. Here he had to make sure Morrow was unable to hit back before he started throwing punches, and that’s the way he tends to play. He talks a big game til it’s time to back it up.

      • dchambers144 - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:09 AM

        Also, if you watch some of his previous fights, his general M.O. is to try to throw a big haymaker or sucker punch before his opponent even knows whats going on (all though I’ve never seen him actually land the punch). After he swings wildly, he generally turtles to the ice to avoid the counter punches. Also, in this case, not taking your visor off while tossing your stick and gloves at your opponent probably doesn’t help PK’s case.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 18, 2013 at 8:30 AM

      He was trying to throw and land one single punch while turtling to the ice at the same time. It’s silly, really, and not very smart, either. I was glad to see Morrow eventually drag his idiot-as* back up and that was the ONE time that I was ok with someone hitting an opponent while he’s on the ice. The headlock Subban was using was a stall tactic until the refs could get there.

      I actually think the refs saw immediately what a cowardly puss of a game Subban was trying to make hockey. I think his ejection had less to do with pushing Kunitz’ face than it did the refs just getting sick of his yapping, cowardly mouth running. That’s not hockey – that’s not a hockey player.

  8. thehighcountrybear - Apr 18, 2013 at 5:06 AM

    Looks like Subban’s tuning-up his steer wrasslin’ for the Stampede in July or the National Finals Rodeo in November…

    he and ‘Cody’ Weber should compare notes?

    I’m not sure if the Marquess de Queensberry Rules apply in hockey, but neither player is excused; it looked like Morrow threw late when Subban was down and setting-up to throw another hoolihan…

    unusual because Brendan Morrow, like former cowhand Adam Burish, generally waits until he’s got a linesman or two crowding the corral…

    and that’s no bull?

  9. jacketsfan7 - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    Everybody knows the pens hate this guy , with morrow on this team now , they now have that physical presence on their hockey club now , that’s just what the pens need for the playoffs , I think this game was a statement for the pens saying to Montreal , your not getting #1 seed

  10. hockeywithdrawal - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    I think SOMEWHERE inside Subban there is a very good athlete, covered up by ego, selfishness, cowardice, and what seems to be a lack of motor skills. I look at this fight and it’s clear what he was trying to do was land one punch and turtle on the ice. I’m not a fan of continuing a fight on a beaten opponent, but I loved that Morrow dragged his ass back up off the ice and didn’t let the coward get away with it.

    Also – somewhat on-subject, I tried to watch both Subban as a total player vs. Letang as a total player last night, to see what EACH adds to his team. There is NO comparison between the two players, Letang is the far, far better player. If Subban wins a great trophy like the Norris, there is something wrong. Not saying Letang should win (though he has my vote, him or Suter) but there are far better choices than the coward.

  11. live4hockey - Apr 18, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    PK Subban is a POS. that is all.

  12. jaybird22seven - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    The Habs are dropping fast !!!
    I hope we get them in the first round.

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