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Brad Marchand May Be The Most Hated Star In Hockey

from Matt Porter of the Boston Globe,

If they hopped in a time machine and met in a seven-game playoff series, Brad Marchand would make Cam Neely’s blood boil.

“In that era,” Neely said, “I would get away with punching him in the face a few times.

“In this era, I don’t know. I might be in the penalty box. But I would take him with me.”

Their interactions in real life are not combative, but candid and communicative. The Bruins team president with the Hall of Fame résumé is an understanding mentor to his star left winger.

Marchand does not enjoy such support around the league.

They loathe him in Vancouver, where he speedbagged a Sedin and lifted the Stanley Cup. They can’t stand him in Toronto, where he has broken playoff-hungry hearts. They hated him in Tampa long before Ryan Callahan wiped slobber from his face.

As of two weeks ago, they even booed him in China. 

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