Michael Bunting gets into it with teammate during Hurricanes practice

Published September 25, 2023 at 11:53
Michael Bunting found himself on the open market this summer after not being re-signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ultimately, Bunting's time as an unrestricted free agent was short, with him inking a three-year contract with Carolina on July 1st.

Bunting and the Hurricanes are continuing to prepare for the 2023-24 season and are hoping to make a run at the Metropolitan Division title. But things got a little tense at practice on Monday.

According to Cory Lavalette of The Athletic, Bunting got into it towards the end of practice with teammate Brendan Lemieux, before the pair were separated by Brent Burns.

"Bunting and Lemieux having a not-so-pleasant exchange for the second time in camp. Burns intervenes.

FWIW, the incident started when Bunting hit Lemieux with a one-timer at the end of practice, seemed inadvertent if reckless. Two guys who thrive on agitating getting into midseason form — wouldn't read too much into it."

Pushing and shoving between teammates at practice happens every so often, but the emotion those players show means they care about the team and want to win.

This also isn't the first incident between teammates we've seen so far in training camps. In Vancouver over the weekend, tempers flared between Conor Garland and Dakota Joshua, before they were separated.

September 25   |   38 answers
Michael Bunting gets into it with teammate during Hurricanes practice

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