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08:24 AM ET 12.14 | As far as life lessons go, young Brad Marchand will probably get more from the words of Claude Julien than the NHL's $2,500 fine for slew-footing Matt Niskanen. "It was a dangerous play and it was definitely a slew-foot," Marchand said. "Those are dangerous plays and guys can get hurt like that." ... Marchand is at his best when he's getting under the skin of his opponents. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. "As I've put it in my own words: I want him to be a good brat, not a bad brat," Julien said. "That means don't cross the line and I think he did that time. His response was, 'I thought I was going to get away with it.' That's not what you want to see from your players."

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December 14, 2011  08:54 AM ET

Julien certainly isn't afraid to acknowledge when his players mess up.

December 14, 2011  09:15 AM ET
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Julien certainly isn't afraid to acknowledge when his players mess up.

Very refreshing. Coach of my team will lie about anything, including who the starting goalie will be.

December 14, 2011  09:26 AM ET

I saw the play go down and it looked bad, but I was surprised to hear that they actually fined Marchand for a slew foot. Julien's reaction to it is probably the best assurance that he won't be doing that again.

December 14, 2011  09:29 AM ET

Sigh. First of all, I was wondering why the fine came a good week after the incident? I had thought they forgot about it too, which considering, would not have surprised me.

However, did he really say he thought he would get away with it? At what cost? Possibly hurting someone...bad? At least he admits it. There's your "intent," Shanny! LOL

December 14, 2011  09:40 AM ET
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Sigh. First of all, I was wondering why the fine came a good week after the incident? I had thought they forgot about it too, which considering, would not have surprised me.However, did he really say he thought he would get away with it? At what cost? Possibly hurting someone...bad? At least he admits it. There's your "intent," Shanny! LOL

Exactly ! I had to read the " thought i was gonna get away with it" twice. Hey Marchand.......THATS YOUR OUTSIDE VOICE

December 14, 2011  09:40 AM ET
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Very refreshing. Coach of my team will lie about anything, including who the starting goalie will be.

Yes but the coach of your team is an ****-bite.

December 14, 2011  09:41 AM ET

Julien just scored some points with me here. Too many times i've seen coaches come out in the media and support their players when the replay clearly shows them cheap shotting someone.

Remember when Cooke kneed Ovechkin? These were his coaches comments, "I didn't think much contact was made. Maybe their skates get wound up together. But, you know, Ovechkin was out on the ensuing power play."

That type of enabling crap is what i'm talking about, and my team has certainly taken part in it as well if you remember the Randy Jones boarding incident. It's all crap and needs to stop. We aint blind, we can see the effing replay. Call a spade a spade for once. Good on ya, Claude Julien.

December 14, 2011  09:52 AM ET
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Julien just scored some points with me here. Too many times i've seen coaches come out in the media and support their players when the replay clearly shows them cheap shotting someone. Remember when Cooke kneed Ovechkin? These were his coaches comments, "I didn't think much contact was made. Maybe their skates get wound up together. But, you know, Ovechkin was out on the ensuing power play."That type of enabling crap is what i'm talking about, and my team has certainly taken part in it as well if you remember the Randy Jones boarding incident. It's all crap and needs to stop. We aint blind, we can see the effing replay. Call a spade a spade for once. Good on ya, Claude Julien.

I think Bylsma should have said: "Ovie likes a little knee on knee action, so we didn't think he would mind?"

:)

December 14, 2011  10:01 AM ET
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I think Bylsma should have said: "Ovie likes a little knee on knee action, so we didn't think he would mind?" :)

I would have respected that comment. That's kinda like calling multiple spades a spade simultaneously.

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December 14, 2011  10:28 AM ET

Meanwhile, Marchand went out and scored 2 goals last night in 3-0 win over the Kings.

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December 14, 2011  10:48 AM ET
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For us long time Bruins fans he is Johnny "Pie" McKenzie reincarnated.

I've been one since Orr came to town.

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December 14, 2011  11:13 AM ET
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Same here.

Old like me then :o)

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December 14, 2011  11:27 AM ET

I thought Boston fans were of the belief that players that intentionally try to injure other players had no place in the NHL?

 
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