Marchand's emotions bring out best in him
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Bruins forward Brad Marchand’s style of play is well documented.
“I think that’s when Marchy is at his best is when he’s playing his game, being a little rat out there. It seems to work, he gets under the guys’ skins pretty easily. I don’t know if it’s because he’s ugly or he says good things,” said Bruins forward Tyler Seguin.
“When your tempers kind of flare out there -- it’s more exciting, your adrenaline is going, I feel more involved in the game,” said Marchand.
If Marchand’s antics are getting to the Pittsburgh Penguins, they aren’t saying so.
“Doesn’t bother me at all,” said Matt Cooke.
“I don’t think he stands out anymore as far as that’s concerned -- I think he’s a really good hockey player,” said Sidney Crosby.
Naturally, you wonder if Marchand ever blurs the line with his unique skills, taking them into the Bruins dressing room.
A reporter asked Bruins coach Claude Julien if Marchand ever tries to get under his skin.
With a smile and laugh, Julien responded, “Not for long. If he does, it’s not for very long. It gets addressed pretty quickly. All that said, those guys are really good people and I’m sure from other teams you’re going to hear the same things. Their emotions are, what happens on the ice, but at the same time I’ve been hard on them, but hard like any parent would be on their kid.”