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Marchand lands hard in GM's doghouse

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07:39 AM ET 12.19 | So far this season, Brad Marchand's production is conspicuous in its absence -- something made more prominent by some of his on-ice behavior. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed that [Marchand] was free and clear of any supplemental discipline stemming from Tuesday night's boarding hit on Sean Monahan. But the B's general manager also confirmed he had to have a chat with his underperforming forward after the ring- and cup-kissing antics in the second and third periods of last weekend's loss to the Canucks. ... Does Chiarelli give Marchand any leeway because of the hatred that Bruins players have for the Canucks? "I don't throw any of it out (because it was Vancouver). I talked to Brad, and that's all I'll say," said Chiarelli. "I wasn't happy with it. But he understands."

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December 19, 2013  07:52 AM ET

Is there a more hatable player in the NHL?

When he's performing at least, you can give him his props. When all he has is his annoying schtick, not so much.

December 19, 2013  08:07 AM ET

resting on his laurels. still talking trash about a cup win from several seasons ago...stay classy!

December 19, 2013  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

...stay classy!

Marchand and classy - if that's not a contradiction in terms, I don't know what is.

December 19, 2013  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Marchand and classy - if that's not a contradiction in terms, I don't know what is.

As long as teams value that type of player then there will always be a reason to push the envelope...

If a guy like Toews or Crosby did that we`d be all over them. Given that it`s Marchand I sorta just say 'meh' and shrug my shoulders...

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December 19, 2013  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

As long as teams value that type of player then there will always be a reason to push the envelope...If a guy like Toews or Crosby did that we`d be all over them. Given that it`s Marchand I sorta just say 'meh' and shrug my shoulders...

exactly....like when they used to say, "Oh, that's just mManny being Manny" about Ramirez...
this stuff happens because "we" want it to. Same with the rubbish on tv...same with ESPN...these guys bring what the market wants

December 19, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Is there a more hatable player in the NHL?When he's performing at least, you can give him his props. When all he has is his annoying schtick, not so much.

Just saw a list from SI.com released earlier this year picking Subban as the #1 most hated player.

December 19, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Just saw a list from SI.com released earlier this year picking Subban as the #1 most hated player.

was that from players or fans?

December 19, 2013  09:25 AM ET

With his nose he does remind me of Snoopy.

December 19, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

was that from players or fans?

http://nhl.si.com/2013/02/07/the-list-nhls-most-hated-players/

December 19, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

http://nhl.si.com/2013/02/07/the-list-nhls-most-hated-players/

try this one too...interesting take;
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1493212-the-most-hated-nhl-player-from- each-decade#/articles/1493212-the-most-hated-nhl-player-from-each-decade

December 19, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Just saw a list from SI.com released earlier this year picking Subban as the #1 most hated player.

I'm sure PK will get over it. I suspect it was Muir's own list too, not something gathered from somewhere official.

And he did finish with this:

Subban???s flashy personality on and off the ice is a break from hockey tradition, and that clearly rankles some people. Too bad. I think the game needs more characters like him.

December 19, 2013  10:06 AM ET

I watched the Bruins-Canucks game when Marchard stayed classy, what an idiot. As the color guy on TV said, "Marchand is the only player in NHL still in Grade 9." Lol ...

December 19, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

With his nose he does remind me of Snoopy.

It was after the turnof the century,
In the clear blues skies over Germany,
Came a roar and a thunder man had never heard,
Like the screaming sound of a big war bird.

Up in the sky, a man in a plane,
Baron von Richthofen was his name,
80 men tried and 80 men died,
Now they're burried together in the countryside.

In the nick of time a hero arose,
A funny looking dog with a big black nose,
He flew into the sky to seek revenge,
But the Baron shot him down "Curses! Foiled again..."

December 19, 2013  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I watched the Bruins-Canucks game when Marchard stayed classy, what an idiot. As the color guy on TV said, "Marchand is the only player in NHL still in Grade 9." Lol ...

Hence the problem. For a hockey player he's over-educated.

December 19, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I watched the Bruins-Canucks game when Marchard stayed classy, what an idiot. As the color guy on TV said, "Marchand is the only player in NHL still in Grade 9." Lol ...

That would have been the trained Chimp Home Team announcer/colour guy?

A guy who would have probably defended Burrows/Lapierre in the past.

December 19, 2013  10:11 AM ET

Hard to believe Heatley is not on either list.

December 19, 2013  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

With his nose he does remind me of Snoopy.

Man, what did Snoopy ever do to you:)

 
December 19, 2013  10:20 AM ET

Canucks visit the Bruins in Feb, a must see game I think.

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