So I wonder if there are still any conspiracy theorists out there that think that the Boston Bruins get all of the breaks because Colin Campbell's son Greg Campbell plays for the Boston Bruins. I think we can say that ship has sailed. This suspension should quite down those people who wrongly feel this way. We all knew that the NHL was going to suspend Brad Marchand, however, NHL Senior VP Player Safety - Brendan Shanahan has been very inconsistent with his rulings so far this year.
I have no problem per se, with Shanahan suspending Brad Marchand but in the matter of 13 days earlier in the season, Shanahan let very dangerous hits against the Minnesota Wild go unpunished, if you have forgotten already, Lennart Petrell's drive Marek Zidlicky into the boards, Zach Bogosian plant Pierre-Marc Bouchard into the board, followed up by ignoring Colorado Avalanche's talentless hack Cody McLeod try to put Wild Defenseman Jared Spurgeon through the end boards. Two of three Wild players on the receiving end of these dangers hits missed time after being slammed into the boards.
I still think if you're going to suspend one you have to suspend the others. Brendan Shanahan is no better than Colin Campbell's "Wheel of Justice" and if someone like Steve Ott had done this to one of the Wild players I wonder if we would be looking at the same punishment.
Apparently Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli is less than impressed with the suspension handed down from the NHL. Chiarelli said, “While we respect the process that the Department of Player Safety took to reach their decision regarding Brad’s hit on Sami Salo, we are very disappointed by their ruling."
NEW YORK -- Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended for five games and will forfeit $152,439.02 for clipping Vancouver Canucks defenseman Sami Salo during NHL Game #598 in Boston on Saturday, Jan. 7, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
Marchand, who received a two-game suspension in March 2011, is classified as a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Accordingly, he forfeits his salary based on the number of games in the season (82), rather than the number of days (185). The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at 18:47 of the second period. Marchand received a major penalty for clipping and a game misconduct.
Marchand will miss games Jan. 10 vs. Winnipeg, Jan. 12 vs. Montreal, Jan. 14 at Carolina, Jan. 16 at Florida and Jan. 17 at Tampa Bay. He will be eligible to return Jan. 19 at New Jersey.
The NHL took its time in announcing Brad Marchand's fate, waiting nearly six hours after his 12:30 p.m. phone hearing to finally reveal the decision Monday evening. For Marchand, that wait will pale in comparison to the wait he'll have before he gets to play again for the Bruins. Marchand was suspended for five games for his low hit that upended Vancouver defenseman Sami...
BOSTON -- The Bruins were still awaiting word on any possible supplemental discipline against Brad Marchand on Monday afternoon, but there was one thing they were already certain about. Regardless of the league's decision on Marchand, which eventually came in as a five-game ban for his low hit upending Vancouver defenseman Sami Salo on Saturday, the Bruins will not be changing...
It seems like just yesterday Benoit Pouliot was often wondering whether he'd find himself in head coach Claude Julien's lineup on any given night. Now, he's being relied on to fill the void left by winger Brad Marchand on Boston's second line. If what we've seen of late is any indication, the Bruins should manage just fine. With Marchand receiving a five-game...
I swear, I won't talk about Marchand. I'm not going to do it, it's been talked about to death and I don't feel like grabbing my baseball bat and beating that dead horse. Nope. Throw all the honey badgers you want at me, I'm still not going to talk about it. I'm not going to talk about his low-bridge hit on Sami Salo. I'm not going to talk about his 5...
Good morning from TD Garden where the Bruins are on the ice, all present and accounted for, and conducting a lively practice in preparation for Tuesday night's home game against the visiting Winnipeg Jets. Brad Marchand, who will have a...
Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand is not happy about his five-game suspension and the fact that he will forfeit $152,439.02 in salary as a result of the league's decision on the incident that occurred during last Saturday's game.
While Brad Marchand walked around the balcony of TD Garden last night, carrying three cups of popcorn and a Gatorade as he served the first part of a five-game suspension, Shawn Thornton was on the ice doing his usual thing against the Winnipeg Jets.
So is Brad Marchand a victim of circumstance or a dirty hitter?
The Boston Bruins forward faces a phone hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety sheriff Brendan Shanahan on Monday for this hit on Vancouver Canucks defenseman Sami Salo:
As is often the case with these things, we already know the extent of Salo's injury: a concussion, according to GM Mike Gillis, and we should...
(Welcome to the TD Garden for tonight's game between the Boston Bruins and visiting Winnipeg Jets.)
Free Brad Marchand, the fans cry. But that won't change the status of the 23-year-old agitator. Beginning tonight, Boston's speedy two-way threat will sit out the first of five games by way of a suspension that was handed down to him from NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan...
Before the puck even dropped at TD Banknorth Garden, things weren’t looking good for the Winnipeg Jets. They barely managed to beat a complacent Buffalo Sabres squad over the weekend in a 2-1 snoozefest and were trounced by both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens the week before. And on Tuesday night they were facing the ridiculous might that is the Boston Bruins -...
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday morning. Brad Marchand earned a clipping major and a game misconduct for a low hit on Canucks defenseman Sami Salo. David Krejci scored early in the third for Boston. Cody Hodgson scored the game winner. Cory Schneider got the win.
Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli says Canucks coach Alain Vigneault's remarks against Brad Marchand inappropriate and unprofessional.
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