Brad Marchand is the ultimate rat of the NHL. That’s been the case for many years, and that’s even something he takes big pride in. Marchand has made himself known for always getting in his opponent’s head and always doing absolutely everything to win.
But, of course, sometimes things get a bit out of hand. Few active players have served as many suspensions and paid as much fines as Marchand.
As the Boston Bruins completely dominate the NHL this season, Marchand has calmed down a bit. He hasn’t embarrassed himself even once, and it seems like he has found some inner peace when he’s on the ice.
But it’s still Brad Marchand we’re talking about, and he still does everything for his teammates, and he still doesn’t allow him or his teammates to be run over in any way. And that’s his greatest ability.
Marchand is still a controversial guy. Some fans love him, and some absolutely hate him. But you can’t argue about what a great teammate he is and how important he is to this amazing Bruins team.
Brad Marchand happened to mic’d up for the Bruins documentary ”Behind the B” during the Winter Classics against the Pittsburgh Penguins. And it showed a great example of why the whole city of Boston loves Marchand.
During the game, Penguins forward Jake Guentzel got into an argument with Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo.
It didn’t take long until Marchand arrived, and he had something to say to Guentzel. He first hit the Pens forward, and then he said:
”What the f*ck are you gonna do? Touch him again!” Then followed by a whole lot of beeps…
Marchand then talked to Pittsburgh’s Bryan Rust and explained what had just happened.
”He punched Brandon. Otherwise I wouldn’t have done it. I was actually going to let him sleep tonight, until he did that,” Marchand said.