Marchand-Better (Or Worse) Than Expected?

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    Marchand-Better (Or Worse) Than Expected?

    After today's game against Nashville in which he led all Bruins forwards in ice time, Marchand is only 2 points behind last year's totals in 30 fewer games played. At the time of his signing, there were many who said he hadn't proven he was ready for top line minutes because he hadn't done it long enough. With 60 points still well within reach (39 points with 29 games to play) I ask, has he proven enough yet?
     
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    I really didn't need this point in the season to answer the question. Hell ya, he's a keeper !
     
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    [QUOTE]I really didn't need this point in the season to answer the question. Hell ya, he's a keeper !
    Posted by Chowdahkid-[/QUOTE]
    You're right Chowdah, I should've added that he's always had some staunch supporters. I don't notice any of them as much.Wink
     
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    Hopefully an integral part of the Bruins for years to come.  Felt the same way last year as he established himself with the club and in the league.  (Using a Sedin head for a speedbag notwithstanding.)
     
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    Just a terrific player with A. Ton. of skill.
     
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    Marchand's also scoring at a slightly higher pace than he did in last year's playoffs. If he had played the same number of games as Logan Couture, he would have 1 less point than Couture. I only say that because some people think Couture has way more upside than Marchand point wise.
     
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    Good post dez.  I would say the sample size is big enough to say that he has established himself as a top-6 NHL forward.  Very happy the B's have him.
     
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    [QUOTE]Marchand's also scoring at a slightly higher pace than he did in last year's playoffs. If had played the same number of games as Logan Couture, he would have 1 less point than Couture. I only say that because some people think Couture has way more upside than Marchand point wise.
    Posted by Klaas[/QUOTE]
    I don't think it's unrealistic to think Marchand could become a point per game player eventually. As his detractors liked to point out, this is only his 2nd full season. His linemates are decent players too.
     
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    This is what I expected as well as him being a pest to the oponents. The bruins will get much more than there moneys worth on this contract. I think don't think the krejci contract will be worth it but I also thought lucic wouldn't score 20 goals this season haha.
     
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    [QUOTE]Marchand hasn't missed a step and is doing everything expected this season. Down the line, though, the elephant in the room is if/when they move Seguin to center.  I would assume Marchy stays on that line, but will Bergey be the other wing?
    Posted by ipot[/QUOTE]
    Whatever it takes to keep the trio playing up to their potential.
     
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    As Jack said today "Marchand has a Bee under his Bonnet". His play that led to Bergeron SH goal was total improvisation, you can't teach that.
     
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    [QUOTE]I really didn't need this point in the season to answer the question. Hell ya, he's a keeper !
    Posted by Chowdahkid-[/QUOTE]
    Do you think he'll ever be as good as Dubinsky?
     
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    More often than not Marchand is a threat in the offensive zone, so I say he has been better than expected.  As SanDog said, that little chip on the shorty was a thing of beauty. I know he usually needs to play with an edge, but today, he was extremely effective without being a punk.  Time and place for everything.
     
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    [QUOTE]He's just another dirty Bruin punk that hides behind Chippy Campbells daddys skirt. 
    Posted by null[/QUOTE]

    It's better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Marchand-Better (Or Worse) Than Expected? : Do you think he'll ever be as good as Dubinsky?
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    Na, he's a punk !
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Marchand-Better (Or Worse) Than Expected? : Na, he's a punk !
    Posted by Chowdahkid-[/QUOTE]
    I did really like the way Dubinsky went after Rinaldo today after a dirty slash to the forearm.
     
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    I love Marchand when he gets innovative and creates chances...however, I am seeing that that determination really ebbs and flows for a period of games.

    I hope that his 'reputation' and close watch by the officials isn't contributing to his up and down games.

    Keep on agitating but do it within the rules!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Marchand-Better (Or Worse) Than Expected? : I did really like the way Dubinsky went after Rinaldo today after a dirty slash to the forearm.
    Posted by dezaruchi[/QUOTE]

    I've always liked Dubinsky's feistiness. Rinaldo ? He got his hockey skills from watching " Slapshot ".
     
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    He has really turned into a fantastic player. Great wheels and a solid shot and never gives up on plays. Amazing he was a 3rd pk and Hamill was the 8th overall.

     
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    I actually like the way Marchand plays when he sticks to hockey. The guy's got a ton of skill, puck sense and determination.  I just wish he would lay off the cheap stuff.

    History has shown that there's a place for smaller players in the league -- Martin St. Louis, Brian Gionta, Paul Kariya, Cliff Ronning, Theoren Fleury -- were all guys who were probably told over and over again that they were too small to make it, and were/are more determined than anyone else to prove them wrong.
     
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    The play today to set up Bergeron's SH goal was classic Marchand. I want him to remain a Bruin for a very long time. This guy can play and has the right mindset. You can just see the determination, the will to win, the hockey sense. No wonder he was key in the game 7 for the Cup.
     
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    I like him. High energy and high skill level. Play on your top line, PK unit and PP unit...Looks like a good player to me.
     
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    Am I the only one who thinks he's kept his nose fairly clean since his return from his suspension?  If he's learning to keep his head in the game well enough to make plays like he did on Bergeron's goal today without having to be a pest, that's a step towards being a consistent contributer.
     
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