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Video- Brad Marchand, Five For Spearing And A Game Misconduct

Done for the night in a big game.


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Will be interesting to see if the DoPS has the stones (yeah , I did that) to suspend Marchand?  Rest of the regular season and 1 playoff game sound about right.  A fine at most seems more likely, though.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/04/17 at 08:16 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

We’ll he didn’t get suspended for a slew foot because it was just before the all star game. Don’t expect one now that would affect the playoffs. Just the way this league roles.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 04/04/17 at 08:33 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

No suspension…..Gary would never do anything to hurt the bruins playoff chances…...

Posted by Down River Dan on 04/04/17 at 08:59 PM ET


Same class of player as Matt Cooke.  This is why fighting has a place, I’d love to see him get seriously hurt.

Posted by SevensForTed on 04/04/17 at 09:24 PM ET


(Crosby winks knowingly at The Gnome)

Posted by SlimChance on 04/04/17 at 09:38 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

He could be such a great hockey player if he wasn’t such a douche bag of one.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/04/17 at 09:43 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

No possible way to even justify this. He gave that stick such a jerk that it flexed on its way up the guys… pants.

If the nhl isn’t going to ever teach this guy a lesson, I wish one of the players would.

Posted by TreKronor on 04/04/17 at 11:31 PM ET

Paul's avatar

via the Boston Globe,

“It was an undisciplined penalty. There’s no question about that,” Marchand said. “It could have cost the team a very important game. But the guys did a great job of rallying and having a huge game.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/05/17 at 07:45 AM ET


Very, very effective hockey player, but he’s never really matured past this side of his game…if anything, he seems at least as bad as he’s ever been this year.

No doubt, the league enables him and the “Big, Bad Bruins”.

Between that being their “brand” and Jeremy Jacobs, the old boys’ club keeps looking
the other way.

And he hides behind Chara and McQuaid, etc, like nobody’s business.

Does the league have an answer for enabling and protecting these guys (Marchand, Gudas, Emelin), but increasingly penalizing and eliminating fighting?

I was glad the league got rid of the instigator rule, because I hated the idea of sadistic goons
taking out their tantrums on average players who looked at them the wrong way. I still don’t want to see that rule changed.

But something’s got to give.

Either someone is going to lose it and opportunistically jump someone like Marchand in a mismatch of a fight - which he more than deserves by now. Or, since he keeps hiding from that and the team protects him with fighters, someone is going to do something truly dangerous that makes Prout’s interference on Gudas look like a love tap.

The league’s approach is not making the game safer or fairer or cleaner, that’s for sure.


Posted by Lefty30 on 04/05/17 at 08:02 AM ET


As long as Jacobs is running the Bruins they will continue to have preferential treatment.

Posted by evileye on 04/05/17 at 12:29 PM ET


as my buddy that I just showed the video to says, “the only difference between this and the Cindy Crysby one is at least Marchant had the balls to face the guy while his circumcised him.

Posted by peacefrog4491 on 04/05/17 at 12:52 PM ET

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