P.K. Subban (Bridget Samuels, Wikimedia Commons)
The New Year is supposed to be a happy time of year and very festive.
Apparently certain members of the Montreal Canadiens and New York Jets didn’t get the memo.
In yesterday’s 19-17 loss that eliminated the New York Jets from postseason play, wide receiver Santonio Holmes was benched for the rest of the game by offensive co-ordinator Brian Schottenheimer after Holmes was arguing with his teammates in the huddle.
Then today, P.K. Subban and Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadiens fought each other–in practice. Call it friendly fire. Call it what you wish. Both players said it was nothing personal and it strengthened their practice afterwards.
That’s not the only strange thing happening in Montreal these days, who are eight points back of the Ottawa Senators for a playoff spot. Canadiens General Manager Pierre Gauthier apologized to the Montreal people for hiring a unilingual head coach in Randy Cunneyworth. I’m sorry, but if he can do the job, it shouldn’t matter if he speaks French or not.
It’s also been an eventful time for Subban, as Krys Barch of the Florida Panthers was given a game misconduct Saturday night for using a racial slur against Subban in a 3-2 Florida win.