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Monday, March 31, 2008

Preds get into it with Columbus fans

Ok, so it doesn't sound like it was that bad, but it got your attention, right?

James Mirtle just posted a story about his road trip to see the Preds play the Blue Jackets in Columbus (actually, he was there on assignment for the Globe and Mail to cover a soccer tourney).

The most interesting part by far:

Toward the end of the game, two hecklers started trying to give it to one end of the Preds bench where Jerred Smithson and Vernon Fiddler were sitting.

The conversation seemed relatively innocuous, and Fiddler was having a good time giving little behind the back fist pumps while he mouthed one word to the crowd: "Playoffs".

Eventually, it turned a little ugly, as Smithson sprayed a water bottle through the crack in the glass at the fellow...who proceeded to dump half a beer over the glass.
Nice.

He also has some good pics, but i won't post them here. I don't want to steal the whole post. Go check it out for yourself.

Looks like the animosity between these franchises doesn't just involve the players. I don't recall ever hearing of these types of altercations with fans in Nashville when Columbus visits, but that may have to do with us being the big brother in this situation, and the fans there are probably tired of losing to us all the time.

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