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Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’

Jul 30, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

The list of people Brad Marchand has beef with — and vice versa — is a long one, and you can now add Tomas Plekanec to it.

From CSNNE.com:

During the 2014 Phoenix House Champs for Change dinner in Halifax, Marchand was asked by AHL President Dave Andrews during a panel discussion which NHL player irritates him the most. Surely it’s a long list with an agitator like Marchand, but there wasn’t much hesitation in his answer.

“There are a few guys out there that really irritate,” said Marchand, who it should be noted has authored his own adventures in embellishment over the years. “Tomas Plekanec from Montreal…I hate him. I can’t stand him. No, I probably shouldn’t say that. I dislike him very much.

“Now somebody is going to call and get mad at me tomorrow.”

Here’s video of Marchand’s comments:

It’s unclear exactly what Plekanec did to draw Marchand’s ire. While the Boston-Montreal rivalry is heated and runs deep, there doesn’t seem to be any one particular incident between the two.

That said, there was this:

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