Re: Such a disgrace
posted at 6/11/2011 9:31 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Such a disgrace
In Response to Such a disgrace : Your dislike for Marchand is well documented, not sure a new thread to say it again is necessary. IMO, Marchand is nothing like Burrows or Lapierre for a couple of reasons. Marchand may try to draw the occasional penalty like many other players, but he does not fake being injured. In game 5, Burrows faked being injured a couple of times, while Lapierre survived that "mortal wound" from Chara's love-tap to score the game winner. That is Hab hockey at its finest, really surprised you don't see that. The other reason is that Marchand answers the bell. Not fighting often, but not backing up or hiding behind his teammates. He'll take the hit to make the play, and puts the target square on his own back. I respect that about his game. I think Marchand's development has been one of the most enjoyable aspects of watching this season. My sig-line was created when he was skating on the 4th-line, and I wanted to see him move up to get more minutes. I am very pleased by his play in these playoffs and look forward to him being a big part of this team for years to come.
Posted by Crowls2424
I created this one for a few reasons.
1. It's free, so why not?
2. I'm free, so why not?
3. With all of the foolishness going on from the other side right now, I found it relevant.
Marchand might take a hit to make a play more often than not, but there was a play last night (facing Luongo) in the right corner where he absolutely turned into Mary Poppins and took the easy route to avoid getting hit...and subsequently gave no battle for the puck.
Yeah, he dropped his gloves one or twice. Steve Ott, Steve Downie and Sean Avery drop their gloves also. It doesn't make them less cheap or more respectable.
The kid has mad skills. That shorthanded goal was one to be remembered for a lifetime. His dirty play, diving, chippy half-Hanson play is no better than Burrows or Lapierre.