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Marchand signs with B’s through 2016-17

Sep 7, 2012, 1:08 PM EDT

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Brad Marchand has signed a four-year, $18 million contract extension with the Bruins, the club announced today.

The 24-year-old sniper/rat has one year left on his current deal. The extension runs through the 2016-17 season.

Marchand is coming off an impressive 28-goal season – second on the B’s behind Tyler Seguin (29 goals) – but one that also saw him suspended five games in January for clipping Vancouver defenseman Sami Salo.

A third-round pick in the 2006 draft, the winger scored 11 goals during the 2011 playoffs, helping Boston win its first Stanley Cup since 1972.

  1. nhmac - Sep 7, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    The guy is a very skilled pest. Knows his role and what he does for the team and very good at it.

    Queue the “he’s a diver” or any other crap you want to say about him but many other teams would love to have this guy.

    • theawesomersfranchise - Sep 7, 2012 at 2:45 PM

      He’s a diver
      Takes too many stupid PIM’s
      Drinks too much
      And is an ass

      And if he kept up any of the above he would be shipped out of Detroit, but of course the Wings are the class of the professional sporting world. They are not desperate enough to accept so much garbage for very long.

      • drewsylvania - Sep 7, 2012 at 4:01 PM

        Detroit might have class, but it doesn’t seem to extend to all its fans.

      • hockeyflow33 - Sep 7, 2012 at 4:27 PM

        Like Darren McCarty?

  2. revansrevenant - Sep 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Good job by Chiarelli. Now let’s see him get Seguin signed and the best line in the Northeast is together for a long time to come.

  3. dan46778 - Sep 7, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Before the words he is douchbag or he is a tool come out remember u all would love to have him on ur team

    • danphipps01 - Sep 7, 2012 at 1:32 PM

      Not really. When you compare his stupid penalties, suspensions and so forth to his point production and cap hit, there are more stable options with better temper control available. Also, he’s tiny – there are a LOT of bigger, harder-hitting wingers out there.

      • pepper2011 - Sep 7, 2012 at 2:23 PM

        What are you talking about. “Stupid penalties, suspensions and so fourth”. He has been suspended once; for five games in the middle of the season. Stupid penalties? care to share? he had 87 PIMs all year; 45 of those were in 4 games. 2 fights and two 10 min. misconducts.
        Phipps learn the game. seriously. He doesn’t take stupid penalties at all. He makes some poor decisions (low hits and slue foot) but he’s still a kid and like you said he is smaller than most out there(72 hits) . He was a +31; he had 12 multi point games. Can you name me a “bigger” forward who had 27 goals, 55 pts +31 with 70+ hits. He is a very good, young, talented and hardworking player. I love the agitation – not a fan of the stupid stuff. it’s a fine line but he is not Kaleta or Ott or Avery. This kid can really play. FYI Ott @ 30 years old is making 3.2m. He had 23 goals over the past two years. also- what exactly is “so fourth”? again 24 years old- played most of last year with a teenager who put up 70pts. when that teenager gets better and better and puts up 100pt seasons so will 63’s production.

      • capesouth - Sep 7, 2012 at 3:09 PM

        Pepper – 100% right. The majority of the time, he is playing great hockey. He is one of the better forecheckers on the team, has great hands, physical, etc.

      • drewsylvania - Sep 7, 2012 at 4:03 PM

        Also, the clipping suspension was a little ridiculous. He clipped people because the league was concentrating on headshots and not calling clipping. It’s a dirty move, sure, but the league was highly inconsistent in calling it.

    • theawesomersfranchise - Sep 7, 2012 at 2:47 PM

      Delusional Bruins fans just like Red Sox fans 4 months ago.
      Wouldn’t want him at that price unless he changes.
      And I wouldn’t pay him until I seen the change.

      • pepper2011 - Sep 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM

        how so? We won the cup – He was very important part adding another 11 goals in the playoffs (as a rookie) He has improved each of his first two seasons. 25% of his rookie year he was on the 4th line and worked his way up. Who cares about the Red Sox – NOBODY thought they would do anything this year. Nobody. Two years, maybe, but not this year. it’s also Baseball so again, who cares. 4.5m for marchand from 25-29 is well worth it. lets look at some other off season signings:
        Fisher 4.2 (8 years older 43g vs. Marchands 49G)
        Hartnell 4.75 ( Hartnell)
        Simmonds 3.975 ( same age 42 goals last two seasons 49g for marchand)
        Pacioretty 4.5 (33 goals last year- a steal for the Habs)
        Turris 3.5 (1 year younger career high 12g)
        Semin 7 (same amount of goals past two seasons 49)
        Voracek 4.2 (one year younger career high 18 goals)
        Versteeg 4.4 (two years older 46g to marchand’s 49g over past two seasons)
        Oshie 4.1 (a year old and 0 20 goal seasons)

        like it or not Marchand is right there. Pacioretty has the best (team) contract there. He is a very good player and should have got 5+ a year. this is only looking at goals too. He had the highest +/- of all the players here and is one of the Bruins best penalty killers. You are delusion by thinking he’s not worth it. As a B’s fan I hate Pacioretty and Price but I am not gonna tell you Price isn’t worth 6.5 cause he didn’t make the playoffs. It’s ok to admit when good players on teams you don’t like sign good contracts.

      • pepper2011 - Sep 7, 2012 at 3:39 PM

        For a small guy he spends a lot of time near the crease.

      • pepper2011 - Sep 7, 2012 at 3:41 PM


      • capesouth - Sep 7, 2012 at 3:48 PM

        people hate factual evidence..

      • drewsylvania - Sep 7, 2012 at 4:04 PM

        Worst. Wings fan. Ever.

      • pepper2011 - Sep 7, 2012 at 4:15 PM

        how are the Tigers doing, by the way? wasn’t Prince gonna put them over the Top? And Marchand is Franzen in a smaller frame- more bark and less bite. Come on original six – Shanahan, Maltby, Mccarty- you know; when you were an actual power house team. Those guys who push the envelope would never hang around in detroit though,, Huh?

      • mgp1219 - Sep 7, 2012 at 5:01 PM

        nice grammar moron.

      • theawesomersfranchise - Sep 7, 2012 at 6:36 PM

        “nice grammar moron”
        Ironic “sentence” you created there is an attempt to mock someone’s grammar.

        It’s right up there with “your stupid”

      • mgp1219 - Sep 7, 2012 at 5:02 PM

        i was refering to theawesomersfranchise

      • mgp1219 - Sep 7, 2012 at 5:02 PM

        i was referring to theawesomersfranchise

  4. martysbetter - Sep 7, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    I’m not a Bruins fan, but I’m a huge Brad Marchand fan.

    • thesableo - Sep 7, 2012 at 1:29 PM

      I think you might be the first person in the history of people to say that.

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Sep 7, 2012 at 2:46 PM

      I’m with ya (for once). Could you imagine a line with Marchand, Doan, and Hartnell? Mayhem and goals.

    • theawesomersfranchise - Sep 7, 2012 at 2:49 PM

      People in Hammond Plains, N.S. don’t even say that.

  5. thesableo - Sep 7, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Good deal. $4.5/year for a young second liner with goal-scoring skills is about right. He gets himself into trouble and needs the right linemates to put up big points, but his jersey sales alone could make the next four generations of Jacobs rich, and we all know that’s the important thing. So yeah, about right.

  6. bcsteele - Sep 7, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    I’m a Blues fan and would take a near 30 goal scorer that can get under the skin of the other team any day. He’s also a really good skater. The contract has a good money and length to it for both sides. Good deal all around for the B’s.

  7. sjsharks66 - Sep 7, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    I would kill to have Marchand on the sharks. He is way too good at his job on the ice. Congrats bruins! Now just get Nathan Horton healthy!

  8. arbruins - Sep 7, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Name one Dan

  9. habsman - Sep 7, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    That’s a lot of money for a cheap shot artist. But then again he is a Bruin. Dirtiest player in the league, and biggest diver as well. Fits in great in Boston.

    BTW, Joel Ward says hello.

    • capesouth - Sep 7, 2012 at 3:18 PM

      you’re so jealous of the Bruins, it is sickening…

    • drewsylvania - Sep 7, 2012 at 4:06 PM

      Worst. Habs fan. Ever.

    • mgp1219 - Sep 7, 2012 at 5:10 PM

      Nathan Horton says hello to you, habsfan.

      Ever been to a game in Boston? Come on down, we’d all love to say hello to you personally.
      And yes, I’ve been to a game in Montreal, back in the days of the Forum. Nice place. Fans didn’t like me ‘cuz I was louder than all of them combined. After the game, which the Bruins won, the B’s fans took over St. Catherine St.. Much fiun was had by all.

    • itsallniceonice - Sep 7, 2012 at 5:21 PM

      Biggest diver. L O L! Can you even look at yourself in the mirror?

      • drewsylvania - Sep 7, 2012 at 5:58 PM

        Pretty sure it’d break.

  10. capesouth - Sep 7, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    People in markets outside of Boston only get exposed to the dirty antics because that’s all the highlights show them. First impressions last forever and once you get labeled ‘dirty’, people stop using their eyes and start blindly labeling everything that player does as ‘dirty’. There are way more players in the league dirtier than Marchand. Marchand actually has some skill though so he is in the spotlight more. Combine being in the spotlight like he is with everyone’s (wrong) assumption that he is just a rat, and you get the Marchand haters. It’s easy to turn a blind eye to all his goals, his creativity out there, his incredible fore-check, and his physicality when your mind has already been made up that he is only a dirty player. The guy is with it. NHL players dont get signed to contracts like this unless they have high-end value.

    • kitshky - Sep 7, 2012 at 11:25 PM

      Exactly. That happens to every franchise …

      People spout their “educated” opinions they acquire watching 11 seconds of highlights a night and regardless of whatever facts and context you give em … they’ll never change em.

  11. ryan02190 - Sep 7, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    hes 23

  12. arbruins - Sep 7, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Good copy and paste there Habstrash!

  13. vegasroxie - Sep 7, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Habsfan… Subban is the biggest diver. I am a habs fan and can admit that. Still love him though.

  14. ducksk - Sep 7, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    I’ve been to the garden for a game or 2 with son….fans were great throwing beer and dropping f bombs at me and me son as we sat quietly watching the game in another teams sweater. But, the bright side for u low life B fans is u can move u to at least a tie with the worst sports fans in the world. Filthydelphia! Go red sox!

  15. theawesomersfranchise - Sep 7, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    LMAO at homer Boston area sports fans. Clueless as they come.

  16. theawesomersfranchise - Sep 7, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Remember when Boston area sports fans wouldn’t accept the Pats as being Boston’s team. Then all of a sudden that changed?

    Ya me too

    • drewsylvania - Sep 7, 2012 at 9:27 PM

      Go fellate habsman.

  17. ducksk - Sep 7, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Thanks grammar policeman. Wow, your impressive with your c average high school education policing grammar on a blog site. Atta boy. Go spend ur 30% of family gross income on season tix, and cheer for your $10 million dollar player. Who are the real idiots?

  18. icelovinbrotha215 - Sep 7, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    I can’t stand Marchand. That’s why this was a big signing haha. I’d like him donning the Black and Orange if he were a FA. Every team can use a guy like him. Doesn’t hurt he can actually put the puck in the net.

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