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Marchand (upper body) out versus Habs

Feb 6, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

Brad Marchand Getty Images

Tonight’s “Rivalry Night” game between the Bruins and Canadiens in Montreal will be missing a key element of the present-day rivalry.

Per, Boston forward Brad Marchand is still feeling the effects of crashing into the boards Saturday in Toronto and won’t play at the Bell Centre.

Marchand leads the B’s with five goals, so his absence presents a challenge for his teammates.

It also means he’ll have to wait to mix it up again with Habs defenseman PK Subban, which is unfortunate from an entertainment perspective.

As for the severity of Marchand’s injury, it doesn’t sound like it will keep him out of the lineup for long.

“He won’t play tonight,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “But he’s doing well. We’ll hold him back and we’ll keep our fingers crossed that he’s in next game. He’s that close. It’s just a matter of days here. It’s not as serious as most injuries, but — as I’ve said a million times — we’re being extra cautious early in the season.”

  1. nunan - Feb 6, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    No Thornton, Paille, or Marchand. Interested to see Spooner though.

    • valoisvipers - Feb 6, 2013 at 3:21 PM

      Yeah with those missing Bruins, look for the Habs to goon it up at the Bell Center tonight to show how tough they got over the summer with the plugs they picked up.My prediction is Habs win the fights but lose the game 3-1 Bruins.

      • nunan - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:06 PM

        They still can’t match the Bs toughness. The Habs may throw more hits but they won’t be pushing anyone around out there. My thought is the game will start out fast. Things will sway towards the Habs for the first bit, being at home and out to prove themselves..It will even out eventually. If the Bs hold on for the first 10 minutes, I like their chances.

  2. nosefacekillah - Feb 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    I watched the play he got hurt on a dozen times. I believe Reimer tripped him intentionally. Reimer throws the leg out after the puck has already gone by the net taking himself and Marchand out of the play. Marchand has his legs taken out and crash into the boards shoulder first. Perhaps I am seeing things but it looks bad to me.

    Here is a video showing the incident and subsequent phantom GI call on Seguin. watch about 34 seconds into the video.

  3. habsman - Feb 6, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    I watched the game as well. Ratface was crying on the bench, I mean actually crying.

    They could dip this guys face in cake batter and make animal cookies.

    A total scumbag. Not only a dirty player who has attempted, and succeeded, in injuring opponents, he’s also the biggest diver the league has seen since Bill Barber. I look forward to the day he gets his face smashed in. And that day is surely coming.

    • valoisvipers - Feb 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM

      Habsman I would agree with everything you said if you were talking about Claude Lemieux.

      • nosefacekillah - Feb 6, 2013 at 3:42 PM

        Or Subban

    • nosefacekillah - Feb 6, 2013 at 3:43 PM

      “They could dip this guys face in cake batter and make animal cookies.”

      Not sure what this means but I laughed anyway.

    • bigt12789 - Feb 6, 2013 at 3:57 PM

      How can you even call yourself a Habs fan when 95 percent of your posts are about the Bruins and what scumbags they are? you talk so much sh!t about B’s fans but atleast they have the balls to defend their team. Honestly man take all this energy you put into hating on the B’s and use it to actually root for your damn team, they’ve needed it for about 20 years now.

      • habsman - Feb 6, 2013 at 5:12 PM

        Of course since the Bruins have one cup win (with the help of Greg’s daddy Colin Campbell) in the past 40 years, morons like you and the rest of your racist Boston fan base feel they have the right to talk crap.

        Don’t worry about me and my rooting for the Habs, and if you don’t like what I have to say, don’t bother reading these posts. What a baby. Doubtful you have any balls.

    • nunan - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      You are such a tool. And you hate Marchand because you know he is legit. People only hate players when they tear their home team up. Marchand is a pot stirrer, so you don’t like him but the fact he puts points on the board as well, keeps you up at night. Just frothing at the mouth. Also, Marchand has maybe taken a dive twice in his career but the fact you hate him so much and you saw a youtube video of him diving once made you inaccurately think he is a constant diver…a la the Canucks or your boy Subban. Just blinded by hatred..I’ll enjoy watching the Bs make a run this year while the Habs make a first round exit.

      • habsman - Feb 6, 2013 at 5:26 PM

        Are you one of the Bruin fans who predicted the Habs to finish last this year?

      • nunan - Feb 6, 2013 at 5:40 PM

        Nope. In fact, I said yesterday that I thought the Habs were for real this year. I’ll go even further and say I wouldn’t be surprised if they compete for the division. I think they are better talent-wise and they’re tougher than in years past. I also think they want to prove themselves. Good combo. They won’t win the cup but that’s just my opinion.’s not that hard to be realistic and unbiased. Non of this “boston is racist, Marchand is a diver, blah, blah, blah!”.

    • drewzducks - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      Fred Sanford would like his joke back please.

    • r4n6er - Feb 6, 2013 at 5:06 PM


    • habssuck - Feb 6, 2013 at 6:18 PM

      Don’t forget absolutely clutch in winning the Stanley Cup…

  4. drewzducks - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:19 PM


    • habsman - Feb 6, 2013 at 5:14 PM

      You mean Redd Fox don’t you?

      • drewzducks - Feb 6, 2013 at 5:21 PM

        That’s Fred G. Sanford and the G stands for Gonna be a hell of a game tonight. And for the record its Foxx.

      • habsman - Feb 6, 2013 at 5:33 PM

        @drewsducks (aka drewsalvania, sabatimus, and god knows how many more handles),

        Yes Redd Foxx, one of the most underrated stand-up comics of all time.

        And I’m not above plagerism as you can see.

        Agreed, it should be a great game and a great test for the Habs. IMO the best rivalry in sport, and I’m a sport fanatic. The Bell Centre should be electric tonight.

      • drewzducks - Feb 6, 2013 at 6:19 PM

        Agreed…and I swear on our only Cup in the last 40 years that this is my ONLY handle I have. Much like you I would think, I don’t have enough time on my hands or patience to try to follow multiple postings.

  5. thehighcountrybear - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Really, this is simply a flare-up of the chronic tendon strain suffered in the finals against Vancouver [ pre riot ] when Brad wore his right arm out speed-balling Daniel Sedin’s face. I think Halloran was right there on the no-call….

  6. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Good. Won’t miss Marchand tonight.

    • r4n6er - Feb 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM

      Who would….any night…Enjoy Karma Marchand, I hope it lasts forever

      • drewzducks - Feb 6, 2013 at 5:27 PM

        That’s right. Who would miss a guy who in his first two seasons is putting up about 25-25 50 with about +27…also 11-8 19 +12 during a championship playoff run ? Those guys are just falling out of trees in today’s NHL.

  7. timmons94 - Feb 6, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Nose face. Would u be shocked ? Nothing against beyond but Marchand is one of most hated players in all of sports

  8. drewsylvania - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    And we still won (barely).

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