WILMINGTON, Mass. — Among Bruins players that are hated in Montreal, Brad Marchand definitely ranks in the top five.
Brad Marchand is definitely too rugged a character to be classified as a “Cinderella.”
But there’s no doubt he’s enjoying a magical rookie season.
BOSTON — Obviously, there were plenty of candidates for this year’s Seventh Player Award, which the fans vote on to reward the player that goes above and beyond expectations.
BOSTON — Although they’re mathematically still alive for a playoff berth, the Toronto Maple Leafs are probably not going to qualify for the postseason.
Toward the end of the second period druing the Bruins’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Leafs, Boston forward Brad Marchand offered the Leafs bench a suggestion on what to do once the regular season ends.
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.