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The Boston Bruins have hit a roughpatch since the Vancouver game. Heading in to last night's game, the B’s are 2-1 since the StanleyCup Final rematch, but have not looked sharp in the wins. The Blackand Gold are missing their Little Ball of Hate, Brad Marchand.Marchand was slapped with a five-game suspension for his hit on SamiSalo in the Canuck game. His speed and ability to get under hisopponents’ skin are not easily replaced. Benoit Pouliot has takenthe majority of Marchand’s ice time and has played well. But BigBen plays a whole different style of game. Marchand should be backthis week against New Jersey.The reaction to Marchand’s suspensionhas been interesting. Primarily it has been one of surprise at thelength of the sentence. There has been discussion in the media ofwhether the hit rated a suspension at all. The Bin’s take: it did,but two games would have sent the message. Particularly in light ofthe fact that Nashville’s Ryan Ellis had the exact same low-bridgehit on the...
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