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Brad Marchand Fined For A Cross-Check

NEW YORK (April 2, 2018) – Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald during NHL Game No. 1218 in Philadelphia on Sunday, April 1, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 18:55 of the second period. Marchand was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking.

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ilovehomers's avatar

I quit on this day.

Posted by ilovehomers on 04/02/18 at 10:24 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Maybe someone else, that’s not a Bruins fan trying to tell us that MacDonald boarded Marchand, can explain how this is not a suspendable offense.

The DOPS first has to determine if a play rises to the level of a suspension, and obviously, they did not think so.

MacDonald takes Marchand into the boards, the puck is there. It’s not boarding, it’s not interference. MacDonald goes down as a result. Marchand turns around, and can’t even use the defense that he was off balance, or falling, looks at MacDonald dead in the eyes, and decides to two hand MacDonald in the face - all while the puck was gone.

Posted by ilovehomers on 04/02/18 at 10:38 AM ET


I still wish the fines were a percentage of pay.  That way at least the fine would be a bit more of a deterrent.

Posted by akwingsfan on 04/02/18 at 10:58 AM ET

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At least Marchand is consistent.

Posted by topshelf14 from Detroit, MI on 04/02/18 at 10:59 AM ET


It’s shocking someone hasn’t “Todd Bertuzzi’ed” this dude yet.

Posted by sgarland88 on 04/02/18 at 11:18 AM ET

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Things like this are why the NHL doesn’t have more fans.

Posted by Primis on 04/02/18 at 12:28 PM ET


You guys should’ve been watching the final round of the Houston Open yesterday. That probably would’ve been much more to your liking. Jesus. I’ve seen more egregious acts than this in soccer matches.

Things like this are why the NHL doesn’t have more fans.

You truly are clueless.

Posted by godblender on 04/02/18 at 12:51 PM ET



While I don’t necessarily disagree with what you said, I think that the point to be made here is that Brad Marchand KEEPS doing these things. He’s a constant offender and probably has more fines than any two players in the last several years combined.  I agree though, his cross check does not turn away fans. It does make one hate Boston Bruins more though. smile

Posted by Pasha1277 on 04/02/18 at 01:22 PM ET


Brad Marchand has an abnormally large nose. That gives me some consolation to his dirty play. I get to laugh at his mug shot.

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 04/02/18 at 02:23 PM ET


Love how a player has to have committed the same specific cheapshot
X number of times before they are considered eligible for repeat offender status.

Marchand will probably finish his career having just barely avoided truly
serious punishment for each specific category over his career of trying to injure opponents.

I don’t wish serious injury on any player, even Marchand.

But if an opponent does flip out and seriously injures Marchand it’s on
the DoPS and higher ups who endlessly tolerate serially dangerous play,
especially from the same few offenders on the same same teams whose owners
seem to enjoy the most clout. 

Posted by Lefty30 on 04/02/18 at 07:43 PM ET

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