Rangers Panarin on his fine for Marchand glove toss: “I don’t like that guy”

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Nov 8, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) checks back into the game in the second period against the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Artemi Panarin spoke after New York Rangers practice today, and as you could imagine the main topic was what Brad Marchand said to him.

“It’s important to to let people know I didn’t start it,” Panarin explained per USA Today’s Vince Mercogliano. “I didn’t say good things about him, too, but I think when you touch country, it’s different. Probably all Russians would want to defend their country.”

Both players were both tossed from the game, but it was the Blueshirts’ forward that received a $5000 fine for throwing his glove at Marchand.

Panarin fined, gives his feelings on Marchand

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Panarin not happy with Marchand (ABC Screencap)

The Breadman was fined the maximum allowable under the league’s collective bargaining agreement for throwing his glove at Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand following a verbal exchange at the bench during Friday’s game.

After the game, Marchand had some fun about the subject of their conversation. “We were just asking each other how Thanksgiving dinner was and he didn’t like what I ate,” he said after the Bruins’ lost 5-2 at home to the Rangers.

Of course, there was no Thanksgiving discussion as Marchand went right for an obvious sore spot. Remember, Panarin needed to take a leave of absence last season due a former KHL’s coach’s unfounded allegations.

The 30 year-old didn’t hold back on his feelings about Marchand. “I don’t like that guy,” Panarin said.

As for the $5000 fine, he thanked former GM Jeff Gorton for his big contract so that he would be able to pay the league for his “misconduct.”

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