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Brad Marchand No Longer A Rat

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

Don’t look now, but Marchand hasn’t received a fine in more than a year-and-a-half and hasn’t been suspended in almost two years. (Although he should have been lighter in the wallet for drilling Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Scott Harrington in the back of the head during the playoffs.)

Even though Marchand is on pace for a career high in penalty minutes, he’s concentrating more on being an elite player than an elite pain in the rear end. And it’s manifesting itself into superstar-like production. After posting 100 points last season, he was on pace for career highs in goals (53) and points (131). The sample size now is large enough to surmise that Marchand is indeed one of the elite talents in the world. At the age of 31, no less.

And there might not be a guy in the league today who is giving his team better value for its money than Marchand is for the Bruins.

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(Although he should have been lighter in the wallet for drilling Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Scott Harrington in the back of the head during the playoffs.)

Even though Marchand is on pace for a career high in penalty minutes

I love it when an write puts up a hypothesis and then immediately disproves it. Saves me having to read the whole thing.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 11/18/19 at 01:33 PM ET

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Just wait until a big game or the playoffs and he will be knocking off helmets to get players off the ice.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 11/18/19 at 03:07 PM ET

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No, Ken. He is and always will be a garbage player. He might be a good player, but it doesn’t make him any less a piece of crap.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 11/18/19 at 07:21 PM ET

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This piece of human debris has made a career of being the smelliest turd in the punchbowl. Suddenly, he scores a few goals and guess what…..... same olde turd, different punch bowl.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, waiting for YzerMan...... on 11/18/19 at 08:42 PM ET

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Once a rat, always a rat. That stink don’t come off easily.

Posted by evileye on 11/19/19 at 11:41 AM ET

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