Without his buddy Tyler Seguin, Brad Marchand has had his share of ups and downs in 2013-14. At times you see the good brat—one who gets under opponents’ skin and plays with an edge. And then there’s the bad brat, like the time he mocked Canucks fans by kissing the Stanley Cup ring and raising the Cup in Vancouver.
Marchand (10 goals, 11 assists) has developed some nice chemistry with Reilly Smith recently, and is still fitting in nicely with Patrice Bergeron. But a little more consistency would be a good thing for “The Little Ball of Hate” going forward.