Re: Brad Marchand
posted at 1/29/2014 10:04 PM EST
In response to NeelyOrrBourque's comment:
In response to asmaha's comment:
Ok. Let me get this straight. To recap:
“I really like Marchand, just not when he doesn’t seem to try.”
“His mindset has changed in the flick of a finger. His attitude changed even tho he still plays with an edge.”
“I also heard that what made him come around was that he felt he was hurting Bergeron's chances to make team Canada.”
“I heard a rumor in my hockey locker room that he was having some issues with his personal life due to a certain player that was shipped out over the summer.”
“I think he played emotionless, floating hockey more often than not starting the season out.”
“I heard he had some strife regarding a girl and his former drinking buddy.”
“I think Marchand was trying to do too much to impress Team Canada. He was trying to be fancy and not playing his game.”
Yea. He said this to Pierre McQuire, so what's your point? He wasn't playing well & he knew he had to be better & he's been better.
My point is each of those comments show an incredible leap of faith into wild speculation on someone's feelings and how those alleged feelings impacted play on the ice. It's the saddest excuse for hockey analysis possible, regardless of who they were uttered by.
Sure, Marchand magically started "trying harder" because he didn't want to hurt his friend's feelings.