In response to Fletcher1's comment:
Well, obviously I can't comment about inside information and personal experiences. Like I said, I could easily believe that Marchand is a bit of a D-b@g off the ice. And on the ice.
But I don't know how much his D-b@g personality effects the product on the ice, and I think he's a pretty important piece for this team right now, 3rd line or not.
It's hard for me to get to far vested in who's a good guy and who isn't, since I have been disappointed by so many sports stars I once admired (Bonds, Armstrong, OJ, etc.).
I work for a City suburb of Denver and once helped oversee a $100,000 donation from Denny Neagle towards a new baseball field complex for Little League kids. We decided to name to park after him and watched him graciously cut the ribbon with his family. Awesome guy. Two weeks later he gets picked up in the ghetto with a $20 prostitute, doing meth and getting a BJ in his car. Had to change the name of the park when it hit the press. Being a moral judge of pro athletes gets too complicated for me.
I've stopped assuming that they are good guys unless it is unquestionably proven to be true. So, I'm left to root for the Bruins and support the players who help the team, while putting very little interest in keeping a moral scorecard of who's signing autographs and acting cool off the ice. I think I trust Neely and PC to figure that stuff out.
I agree Fletch. I too, was disappointed with OJ's performance in The Naked Gun 2-1/2.