Tomas Plekanec with Andrei Markov for several years with the Montreal canadiens and he will have great memories.
Staying home in the company of his wife, the former tennis player Lucie Safarova, Plekanec is not remained insensitive to the announcement of the retirement of Markov a few days ago. After all, the two men were teammates on a regular basis at the beginning of the 2005-2006 campaign, and this, until 2016-2017.
“This is one of the best defenders that I have played,” said the Czech official web site of the Canadian. “It made the players around him much better, and it is also the case for the team. It was the best player on the numerical advantage. “Webby” [Shea Weber], and “Marky” are probably the two best defenders with whom I played during my career.”
However, the ex-number 79 of the Habs is not the most expressive in the everyday life, said Plekanec, who has evolved with the HC Kometa Brno of the league’s elite Czech, in 2019-2020.
“Off the ice, it remembers all of the “Marky”. He did not speak. He was worse than me. He never spoke to anyone, he didn’t smile and he was always serious, but it was still very fun with the guys in the locker room. He was a good guy,” he said, still at the site of the Canadian.