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Brad Marchand’s dirty hit on Sami Salo will get him suspended

Jan 7, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT

Today’s Bruins-Canucks game has had a smorgasbord of things to analyze from fights to penalties to goals, but Brad Marchand made sure that Brendan Shanahan gets something to look at as well.

Late in the second period, Marchand went low to deliver a check to Canucks defenseman Sami Salo. Instead of just delivering a hip check, Marchand went low to Salo’s knees to take him out. Salo went down and out of the game with an injury while Marchand was kicked out of the game and given a five-minute major for clipping.

One interesting note here is that Marchand was not assessed a match penalty for intent to injure. With Marchand going that low on Salo, it’s hard to think of what he was actually trying to do other than be a destructive instrument of chaos.

  1. stratomaticfan - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    That was hardly intent to injure. The Canuck was about to clobber him with a check. He went low to avoid the check and flipped him up. That’s protect yourself and make sure you don’t get plowed.

    • bigtganks - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:20 PM

      You go below the knees to take someone out? Take the check, don’t avoid it. Take off the black and gold colored glasses and realize everyone knows this is a cheap shot and a definite suspension.

      • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 6:31 PM

        It wasn’t below the knees. Or even *at* the knees. Watch the replay.

      • atomicpenguin76 - Jan 9, 2012 at 11:02 PM

        drewsylvania, the video of the hit is at the top of the page. Pause it just before 2 seconds in, just as Salo starts to get turned around. There’s not even a hint of a question that he clipped his knees if you watch the replay.

    • canucklehead3 - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:49 PM

      Salo never clobbers anyone … He was going in to keep the puck pressure down low and got taken out

      • foodforthesoul28 - Jan 8, 2012 at 6:28 PM

        FYI right before that hit Marchand was punching him….So I can see Salo trying to kill him in the HIGHLY EMOTIONAL game.

    • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:41 PM

      Downthumbing me won’t change the replay.

      • bigtganks - Jan 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

        Nor the facts or suspension.

    • imleftcoast - Jan 7, 2012 at 11:43 PM

      Typical Machand, and always looking to his teammates to back him up – except Lucic who won’t fight.

      • bobwsc - Jan 8, 2012 at 11:38 AM

        Lucic won’t fight? put the model glue down.

  2. vanfoodman - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Isn’t Brian Burke good friends with Peter Chiarelli? Isn’t Chiarelli the GM of the Bruins? Isn’t Brad Marchand the biggest rat in the NHL?

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Jan 7, 2012 at 6:10 PM

      I’m pretty sure Matt Cooke carries that label.

      • Ralphie - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:39 PM

        Matt Cooke’s a scumbag.

      • whatswellydoing - Jan 8, 2012 at 1:51 AM

        I’m definitely not a Cooke fan, but to be fair, he has been much better this season. I think maybe Carcillo is now, but it seems like there’s a few guys trying for the title.

  3. bostonlovescanucks - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Finally Marchand just may have to suffer consequences of his dirty history….he is without a doubt one of the dirtiest in the league, and manages to get away with it. He runs hiding behind his enforcers……he is a scared little weasel.

    • rarelyshaves - Jan 7, 2012 at 5:03 PM

      i really dont care one way or the other as long as both teams continue to sacrifice themselves for my enjoyment

      but yes, i always hope someone fixes his rat nose

      • imleftcoast - Jan 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM

        Totes McGotes. Here’s hoping they find Lucic and Marchand in bed together and end the mystery.

    • 8man - Jan 7, 2012 at 5:24 PM

      Marchand doesn’t run and hide. He’ll hit you dirty or clean and if you are still standing punch you in your face. And then score a goal on you.

  4. taytay099 - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    What does Brian Burke have to do with anything?

  5. dmjcsurf - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Salo was not “injured”? Marchand was merely avoiding a check FROM Salo, he did not throw any part of his body. BS call, BS refereeing. Guess the Canucks need to be a man up to score on the Bruins.

    Rule 44 – Clipping
    44.1 Clipping – Clipping is the act of throwing the body, from any direction, across or below the knees of an opponent.
    A player may not deliver a check in a “clipping” manner, nor lower his own body position to deliver a check on or below an opponent’s knees.
    An illegal “low hit” is a check that is delivered by a player or goalkeeper who may or may not have both skates on the ice, with his sole intent to check the opponent in the area of his knees. A player may not lower his body position to deliver a check to an opponent’s knees.
    44.2 Minor Penalty – A player who commits these fouls will be assessed a minor penalty for “clipping.”
    44.3 Major Penalty – If an injury occurs as a result of this “clipping” check, the player must be assessed a major penalty (see 44.5).
    44.4 Match Penalty – The Referee, at his discretion, may assess a match penalty if, in his judgment, the player attempted to or deliberately injured his opponent by clipping.
    44.5 Game Misconduct Penalty – A game misconduct penalty must be assessed anytime a major penalty is applied for injuring an opponent by clipping.

    • foodforthesoul28 - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:56 PM

      No offense, I appreciate your effort in standing up for him but this is only adding to the case against Marchand.

    • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 6:07 PM

      Classic anti-Bruin sheep haters.

      • foodforthesoul28 - Jan 7, 2012 at 6:48 PM

        I hope your not talking about my comment I’m def a huge bruins fan

      • bigtganks - Jan 7, 2012 at 8:43 PM

        Go easy on him. He has a hard time rationalizing facts and truth.

    • whatswellydoing - Jan 8, 2012 at 1:53 AM

      I don’t see your point. He took out Salo’s knees. It’s right there in the rule…

  6. foodforthesoul28 - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    As a Bruins fan I did not like the hit And I think he should get suspended for that. But I think when it comes to it Marchand will go at it with someone. I don’t think he would woos out like Vancouver did. I do have to say that was intelligent to try to get the penalty against Thornton but seriously, don’t be a coward and agree to fight and then go and hide behind the refs…. Good game, it’s over now lets move on.

  7. stakex - Jan 7, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    While I personaly think the NHL has gotten very soft over the last few years with the amount of hits that are now illegal… going low on someone is most certainly one area that I have no issue with stronger penelties (as well as blind side headshots).

    Hits like this can end a career, just like a blind side elbow to the head. There should be some price to pay here… but I think screaming for blood might be a bit over dramatic. A fine, or a single game suspension would be a good punishment for a play like this.

    • taytay099 - Jan 7, 2012 at 5:07 PM

      I agree and would add boarding as well. A lot of those hits can be real dangerous.

      I do not want to see those huge open ice hits gone though. Or the big hits behind the net. I fear the league is getting soft when it comes to those hits because they can sometimes end with a concussion and a suspension even when they’re a clean hit.

  8. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 7, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Maybe 1 game, but 5 and a game might be enough. There was no intent to injure here. Marchand was just avoiding a hit in the dirtiest way he could.

  9. drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Uh, Marchand was thrown out of the game for intent to injure.

    Also, he didn’t hit him in the knees, so it shouldn’t even have been a clip.

    If this is your day job, Joe, it needs improvement.

    • bigtganks - Jan 7, 2012 at 8:20 PM

      Don’t quit yours either. Everything you’ve stated on here is so non-factually based and opinion/homer heavy it’s embarrassing even homer Bruin fans.

  10. chrisdanielcanuck - Jan 7, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    This hit was unfortunately very dirty, as for the concern of the player defending them self, there is a wrong way, and a right way, and the onus is on the hitting player in most cases to not injure the hitee. By going this low and with Shanahan’s recent suspensions i would expect a suspension to be about 3 games because;

    1) Merchand is a repeat offender
    2) There was an injury on the play

    The thing that irks me the most is that Merchand was fully expecting this hit to happen way before the contact occurred. You can just see it as they replay it again at the end of the video at the top of the page, Merchand has his head up, and sees Salo coming down the boards. So for Claude Julien to say that Merchand was defending himself may be true to a point, there are many much safer, and legal ways to do this then taking someone out at the knees.

    • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 6:32 PM

      For the millionth time today already, it wasn’t a knee hit. Look at the replay.

      • chrisdanielcanuck - Jan 7, 2012 at 6:45 PM

        you obviously have never played hockey or any sport for that matter at a high level. A hit below the hip, regardless of direct contact with the knee or not will be considered a hit to the knee by most players and commentators.

        I hit very similar to that blew my knee out so i know what a hit to the knee looks and even worse can feel like.

      • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:24 PM

        Who gives a shit what commentators and other players think? It’s not a knee hit.

        This is your big comeback? Telling us that we should endorse the opinion of people who are wrong?


      • bigtganks - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:40 PM

        Who cares what NHL players, referees, coaches, GMs, and league disciplinarians think!!!! It’s not a cheap shot. It’s not it’s not it’s not. Lalalalalalalalala I’m not listening!!! Who gives a ****! Lalalalalalalala. I can’t hear you. Lalalalalala.

        Do you think the earth is flat as well?

      • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM

        Look. At. The. Replay.

        The world thought the earth was flat before several people at different times — Magellan (or more accurately his crew), Erastothenes, and others — found that it was round.

        Are you going to tell me that the replay lies?

      • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:58 PM

        Yep, let’s downthumb when we can’t argue my point.

      • bigtganks - Jan 7, 2012 at 8:31 PM

        I watches the game and replay. Just like the red saw and shannahan will see. Right at his knees and he doesn’t even have the puck. Hence the clipping call. “across the knees”

        Rule 44 – Clipping
        44.1 Clipping – Clipping is the act of throwing the body, from any direction, across or below the knees of an opponent.
        A player may not deliver a check in a “clipping” manner, nor lower his own body position to deliver a check on or below an opponent’s knees.
        An illegal “low hit” is a check that is delivered by a player or goalkeeper who may or may not have both skates on the ice, with his sole intent to check the opponent in the area of his knees. A player may not lower his body position to deliver a check to an opponent’s knees.

        The entire rule applies but we don’t have to repeat it.

        Not sure what you’re arguing. You may as well clamor and debate the sun is not bright. Clearly the debate for how bright you are is just as conclusive and easy to conclude.

      • micasa81 - Jan 8, 2012 at 1:30 AM

        Everybody’s seen the replay, he hits Salo right in the knees. Give it up, you’re embarrassing your fellow B’s fans.

  11. skippyx - Jan 7, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    There is one thing on Marchand’s side for the discipline review. He is a Bruin.
    Attempt to concuss Pacioretty…
    Attempt to demolish Miller…
    Attempt to injure is up to interpretation in the NHL.

    Maybe he gets no suspension but the next non-Bruin to do the same thing gets 3 games. It would fit with what Shanahan has done so far.

    • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 6:33 PM

      God STFU. You’re cherry-picking incidents to suit your bias.

      • bigtganks - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:42 PM

        The thumbs up and down appear to say otherwise.

      • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:49 PM

        The thumbs up and down indicate homer fandom, as they do 99% of the time.

        As you know.

      • bigtganks - Jan 7, 2012 at 8:49 PM

        Yah because NBCsports is full of Canadians arguing for the Canucks. If you want homer Canuck fans then check tsn or CBC boards. But you act like you’re the only Bruin fan here and everyone else who disagrees with your (very poor) logic is a Canucks fan. Even bruin fans and anti Canuck fans see you clearly don’t get it.

        It’s ok. People who don’t get it, don’t get that they don’t get it. We “get” that here.

      • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 9:31 PM

        People are idiots. This is not news.

        Whatever. I’m doing trying to educate you collection of tools.

      • bigtganks - Jan 7, 2012 at 10:00 PM

        “I’m doing trying to educate you collection of tools.”

        Wow. That was priceless.

  12. crusty14 - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    I don’t see the issue here…. Salo is tall, Marchand short. Salo is coming in to hit him/keep the puck in, Marchand ducks to avoid the hit, and salo flips over top, in fact I watched the video above several times and it looks like marchands head actually hits salo in the ass as salo turns. I can’t see there being any suspension, minor penalty at best. If I was reffing, I wouldn’t call that. And before any Canuck moron says something like you obviously never played the game, I’ve played at various levels ( rep, junior, sr. Men’s) for over 30 years.

    • chrisdanielcanuck - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:36 PM

      the ducking was unfortunately the wrong move and an illegal one at that, it is defined in the rules that you may not make that kind of a play (clipping rule is posted a few posts above).

      For the hit to of been considered legal, he would have have to made contact with the hit of Sami Salo. Look at the position of Marchands front knee. Notice that it is bent at almost a 90 degree angle, lowering his body to the point where it moves the primary point of contact well below the hip and dangerously close to the knee.

      The call on the ice was the right one, in terms of following the rules as they are written. The real question everyone is wondering is if/what the suspension will be afterwords.

      • bigtganks - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM

        That’s like saying. Well this guy is slower than that guy so he was just trying to catch up and slow the other guy down. I don’t see the big deal in hooking him with his stick regardless if it’s in the rule book…

      • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

        By the rules that play is not a clip. Read the rule.

      • bigtganks - Jan 7, 2012 at 8:35 PM

        Rule 44 – Clipping
        44.1 Clipping – Clipping is the act of throwing the body, from any direction, across or below the knees of an opponent.

        Please stop arguing against the facts.

      • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 9:30 PM

        “The call on the ice was the right one, in terms of following the rules as they are written. ”

        Absolutely incorrect, by those same rules.

      • vanyesno - Jan 8, 2012 at 5:37 AM

        “By the rules that isn’t a clip”…really man? Where I’m from and it seems where even your fellow B fans are from that is considered a clipping infraction.

        Marchand goes and greases salo before that happens, then does not like it when he gets a shove back for his actions. the puck goes to the corner, and unlike you think it happens where marchand “is trying to avoid a hit” from what the replay shows is marchand looking back at salo making no play for the puck and then clip salo below the waist/at the knees. Classic clipping call.

        Also worked in a restaurant during the summer cup run of both our teams in vancouver and had your boy Shawn Thorton come in. Huge beauty, great guy, made me see the series from both sides of the puck. Even he made this comment: “The only reason Brad Marchand gets to run around and act like that is because I’m there”. So there you have, even your own team mate thinks you’re a rat.

    • chrisdanielcanuck - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:37 PM

      sorry misspelled, i ment to say the hip of sami salo

    • warpstonebc - Jan 7, 2012 at 11:07 PM

      Right. I’m glad you played hockey and even more pleased that I never ran into you on the ice. There are all sorts of cheap and dirty lunatics at all levels of hockey. If you really think Marchand didn’t go out of his way to make a dangerous play, you are obviously the sort of player most guys never want to meet in any level of competition…

      BTW, here’s a hint, it’s not because they’re concerned you’ll outplay them..

  13. odj810 - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    play hockey all the time. didn’t think it was a dirty hit. he ducked when someone hit him, whats the big deal

  14. spokedjackets - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Ah man, oh no, this isnt good. Without Marchand the Bruins might be able to score 9 goals in a game again.

  15. ewjjrj - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Thanks for the post of the rules, but it only reinforces the fact that it was not a clip. Neither did he intend to go at his knees or did he get his knees. Gotta give the refs some slack, at full speed it looked bad – but there shouldn’t be a suspension.

    • spokedjackets - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:56 PM

      No worse than this and I dont remember OUTRAGE and calls for a suspension. (I understand he hurt himself on the play, but no one mentioned it before his injury was announced)

      • chrisdanielcanuck - Jan 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM

        it seems like the hit connected on the hip of Lucic, while the hit on salo was much lower.

        But regardless, there was no injury on the play, (well to Lucic) and there was a penalty call against ballard for a low hit (2min which is correct in the book, it would be 5 if Lucic was hurt).

        Not that there is much relevance in this but Ballard is known for his nice hipchecks, and the play in the video is completely different then what happened to Salo.

      • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 9:26 PM

        “it seems like the hit connected on the hip of Lucic, while the hit on salo was much lower.”

        Hahahahahaha…oh wait you aren’t joking.


      • salmon90 - Jan 7, 2012 at 11:51 PM

        Where do I start. Ok well for one Lucic actually had the puck. Salo was coming in for a hit and was taken out. If you can’t see that I can help you.

      • whatswellydoing - Jan 8, 2012 at 2:04 AM

        Hamhuis actually got injured on that play because he tried to limit the damage to Lucic by getting him all the way around.

      • vanyesno - Jan 8, 2012 at 5:40 AM

        Kind of a difference between a clean hip check at full speed by a beauty and a classy individual than a rat clipping a brittle old man in the corner.

  16. titknocker - Jan 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    The hatred for the Bruins is awesome, can’t wait til they repeat as cup champions & all you crybabies are left to bitch and moan because the Bruins are to physical. Man up, if Brad Marchand was on your team he’d be your favorite player.

    • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 8:08 PM

      And they’d be saying (rightly) that the hit wasn’t a clip.

  17. habsman - Jan 7, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Bruin fans are funny. But don’t worry, Greggy’s dad Colie will take care of it. No suspension.

    • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 9:25 PM

      Classic unbiased analysis….

      • kitshky - Jan 7, 2012 at 10:20 PM

        You do realize that the Rule states that a player can not “deliver a check from ANY direction, across OR below the knees of an opponent”. I realize people see things differently but pal … he clearly catches Salo on the side of his knee, there’s no debating that. As you keep sayin .. look at the replay.

        As well, he made zero attempt to play the puck. He looks at the puck, decided to ignore it and instead of bracing for contact he makes a concious decision to go low on Salo … that’s not protecting yourself thats taking advantage of a fellow player. (As literally every hockey mind that’s not a Bruins fan views it)

        Oh and by the way, to say that message boards are filled with homer Canuck fans is one of the most laughable things I’ve heard in the last few years. This is the kind of place you come to if you want to hear the Canucks get ripped as the softest, (female for some reason that I’ve never quite understood), unsportsmanlike and most hated team in hockey.

        Im guessing youuurreee…. 15-ish?

  18. blomfeld - Jan 7, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Had Samantha not hit the ice so awkwardly, then likely this would have only been a two minute penalty … as it was, Marchand got nailed by the ref and “SISTER ACT Part II” took full advantage …

    At any rate, I give congrats to Cory Schneider as he did play well today … but man, do the Canucks ever have a growing problem now with the “white elephant” that is Luongo’s contract ! … it’s incredible when actually when you stop to think about it … three years ago here, all we ever heard was that “he’s the best goalie on the planet” etc … yet today his fragile ego is being protected more vigorously than the gold at Fort Knox ! … if ever there was a game this so-called “franchise” goaltender should have played, then that was today … but they didn’t play him and that alone speaks volumes …
    anyway, he’ll be playing (ie: being showcased) the next game in Florida, which is fitting, as that’s exactly where I predict he’s going to end up being traded to this summer …

    • bigtganks - Jan 7, 2012 at 8:56 PM

      How does today’s loss have anything to do with Luongo? Your Undisciplined 2011-2012 squad lost on home ice to the Canucks backup.

      I’m just glad Horron didn’t watch his pass again.

      • bigtganks - Jan 7, 2012 at 9:15 PM

        Thumbs up for iPhone autocorrect. Haha.

  19. F4S Leigh - Jan 7, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    If you don’t think this was a bad hit, you don’t know much about hockey. Enough said, really. Also, it’s completely different than the Hamhuis/Lucic incident, which I have seen many Bruins fans referencing. Marchand will probably get a couple games, even though it deserves more. Whatever, it’s what we’ve come to expect from the NHL

    Here’s a link to a game review that outlines why Vancouver won today. The playoffs it’s not, but it sure felt like it!

    • F4S Leigh - Jan 7, 2012 at 9:46 PM

      Sorry – link didn’t work! This one should!

    • blomfeld - Jan 7, 2012 at 10:25 PM


      Today’s performance of “airborne” Canucks puts even Sally Field to shame, with her successful run in the late 60’s TV series The Flying Nun ! …

      Marchand’s hit on Salo was actually pretty “cool” when you stop to think about it … some big, wealthy, massive, Finnish “beanstalk” sent flying by a comparatively tiny guy … back in the 70’s this was considered “par for the course” and no one ever really got hurt (eg: Barclay Plager and Mike Robitaille) … just like we used to have brawls with the bad guys and no one ever really got hurt … but today in hockey, you punks like to smash people’s heads into the boards from behind, like the big men you are … just like you enjoy “swarming” a person who has an issue with one of your own … that’s real tough …

      • whatswellydoing - Jan 8, 2012 at 2:07 AM

        When you stop to think about it, it was a dirty hit that injured a player, and the kind of thing everyone wants out of the game.

  20. bcjim - Jan 7, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    Marchand is a horrid little punk who will one day get what he so richly deserves in the form of a brutal on ice beatdown. The only question is which player will do the honors.

    Chara will be geezing soon, 6’9″ gorillas dont age well. He wont be around to protect the ghastly visage of Marchand forever.

    • kitshky - Jan 7, 2012 at 10:23 PM

      Hey hey now … let’s not pretend like any one of us wouldnt kill to have Chara on our teams backend. (Gad I love / seriously hate that giant bastard)

  21. janetsmz - Jan 8, 2012 at 3:20 AM

    This little rat Marchard needs to be taught a lesson. That low bridge against Salo was a dangerous cheap shot hit that could end Salo’s career. Marchard should be suspended for at least 10 games. Dirty dirty rat and hit like don’t belong in the new NHL. Pathetic!!!!

  22. vanyesno - Jan 8, 2012 at 5:44 AM

    drewsylvania “Classic unbiased opinion”…right you haven’t been doing that in everyone of your incoherent ramblings that seem like they come from a delusional 5 year old who just figured out how to use the keyboard.

  23. papajack1259 - Jan 8, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    if Marchand did not duck he would of been crushed it looked to me as if he in no way was trying to hurt the other guy matter of-fact the other guy turned as if to miss Marchand it’s just that when they collided the guy flipped over backwards Also One of the Sedins was involved in the line change incident resulted in Lucic getting tossed and a 5 on 3
    I can not help but think there is so-much money involved that the whole industry of sport is rigged How else can you justify tossing Lucic and then reck ding his suspension? There would be riots in Vancouver if that was Kessler
    theBookies made a killing

  24. redrew - Jan 8, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    What’s happened to the Canadian hockey mentality??
    Tough hockey has been replaced by finesse/ref assisted exhibitions. No wonder the Ruskies embarrassed the soft Canadians at the Worlds. Its embarrassing the that the mighty Canucks rely on a pair of Europeans to do the lifting. Its embarrassing that the french Canadians care more about the language spoken by a coach than the product on the ice. And speaking of finesse….Hello Toronto.
    Watching the Caadian teams play hockey is like watching flag football. When did Canada get so soft

    • bigtganks - Jan 9, 2012 at 1:16 PM

      You do realize EVERY forward for the Bruins is Canadian except for Krejci, every D-man but two are from the US or Canada and are considered the biggest bullies or toughest team in the league.

      Canucks have six Americans on the roster and every forward is North American outside of the Sedins and Hansen

  25. jordthekid - Jan 8, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    Charas hit on Pacioretty- clean
    Lucic on Miller-clean
    Marchand on Salo-clean

    Typical Bruins fan

  26. topperstyle - Jan 9, 2012 at 5:05 AM

    As a Wings fan, hockey player, and one with no particular bias towards either team or player. That is busch-league bullsh*t right there.

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