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Report: No fine for Cameron after threatening retaliation on Habs


Ottawa head coach Dave Cameron won’t be fined for his remarks following a contentious Game 1 of the Sens-Habs series, per Sportsnet.

Cameron, upset about the slash P.K. Subban delivered on Mark Stone during Montreal’s 4-3 win Wednesday night, ominously suggested that if Subban didn’t receive a suspension — which he didn’t — the Sens would have to take matters into their own hands.

“I think it’s an easy solution,” he said in his postgame remarks. “You either suspend him or one of their best players gets slashed and just give us five [major penalty].

“Not that complicated.”

Cameron, coaching in his first-ever playoff series, could’ve been subjected to a $25,000 fine for those remarks, per TSN. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has protocol in place that forbids teams to lobby the league for supplemental discipline 48 hours following a game and/or hearing and, as Bob McKenzie tweeted last night, that prohibition “extends to include formal team statements to the media.”

Like a postgame press conference, for example.

Per Sportsnet and ESPN, warnings have been issued to both Montreal and Ottawa about their conduct moving forward. Just don’t expect those warnings to do much — these two teams have a nasty history, stemming from the ’13 playoff series that included Eric Gryba’s devastating hit on Lars Eller, and the subsequent Player 61/bug eyed fat walrus stuff between the habs and then-Sens head coach Paul MacLean.

Report: No further discipline for Subban

P.K. Subban, Dave Jackson

Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban will not face supplemental discipline for his slash on Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone.

Subban was assessed a five minute major and a game misconduct during the second period of Montreal’s 4-3 win on Wednesday night.

Related: Sens call for Subban suspension after ‘lumberjack slash’

Sens call for Subban suspension after ‘lumberjack slash’


Clarke MacArthur doesn’t just believe that P.K. Subban deserved a game misconduct for his slash from Game 1. The Ottawa Senators rookie believes that the Montreal Canadiens defenseman should also be suspended for what MacArthur deems “a lumberjack slash.”

(Apparently Stone also referred to it as a “tomahawk” slash, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.)

Going further, Stone believes that he was targeted at times by Subban, and not just on the slash.

For whatever it’s worth, that was the only penalty assessed on Montreal toward Stone during the Habs’ 4-3 win. It’s unclear if Stone will be able to play in Game 2 at the moment.

Whether targeting is for real or not, it’s hard to shake the feeling that Senators head coach Dave Cameron is calling for someone’s head when he discusses one of the Canadiens’ best players getting slashed if Subban doesn’t sit a game.

You know how some series take a long time to develop anger and really heat up? This one took a period-and-a-half, at most.