Considering the way he busted his way onto the Bruins’ opening-day roster and then forced the Boston coaching staff to move him into a top-six role, you just knew that sooner or later Brad Marchand would break through the wall that seemingly had been built between him and the 20-goal mark.
The last time Brad Marchand was involved in a controversial play, he didn’t know until the next morning that the league was looking into it.
According to the Twitter feed of Sportsnet analyst Nick Kypreos and several other national hockey media types, Brad Marchand will not endure a second suspension in as many weeks.
BOSTON — Bruins winger Brad Marchand took the warm-up tonight with fourth-liners Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins head coach Claude Julien knows Brad Marchand has a rambunctious reputation, but the bench boss isn’t sweating the chance that he might have another Matt Cooke on his hands.
Listening to Brad Marchand respond to a question today about whether his two-game suspension will change the way he plays, you might’ve started to think the Bruins winger wasn’t getting the message.
Once again the disciplinarians of the NHL leave us wondering just how many spots the ball can land in on their roulette wheel of justice.
Bruins winger Brad Marchand wasn’t the only one to deliver an elbow to an opponent’s head Tuesday night.
San Jose’s Dany Heatley was at it too.
Bruins winger Brad Marchand told the assembled media after practice today in Nashville that he was “very surprised” when he got to the rink and found out the NHL was looking into a possible punishment for his hit on R.J. Umberger Tuesday night in Columbus.
The Bruins take on Nashville Thursday night. They won’t know if they’re going to have Brad Marchand in the lineup until Thursday morning.
According to multiple reports, Marchand will have his hearing about the hit on R.J. Umberger Thursday morning.
Because it will just be a phone hearing, Marchand faces no more than a five-game suspension if any punishment comes at all.
Last night after the Bruins’ 3-2 shootout win at Columbus, I noted in my quick game recap that it was pleasing to see Brad Marchand back to his feisty self after his third-period benching last Friday on Long Island.
Here’s much better look at the hit Brad Marchand threw at R.J. Umberger in the Bruins’ 3-2 win over Columbus last night:
The local broadcast sort of glossed over the play, so the only video I’ve seen of it since it happened in tonight’s second period is this grainy, slow-motion video relayed by Yahoo! Sports hockey writer Greg Wyshynski from a reader.
But upon my live viewing of Bruins forward Brad Marchand’s hit on Columbus’ R.J. Umberger in the neutral zone while pursuing a loose puck during the Bruins’ 3-2 win, it looked like nothing more than a potential interference call.
WILMINGTON, Mass. – Unlike some celebrities – and I’m not naming any names – that are out of control and don’t know it, Bruins forward Brad Marchand knows there are times he needs his teammates or coaches to pull back the reins on him a bit.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — While recovering defensemen Andrew Ference and Steven Kampfer practiced with the Bruins today, Zdeno Chara did not.
No immediate reason for Chara’s absence was available. I will update later.