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Report: No hearing for Marchand after boarding Monahan

Dec 18, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

Boston forward Brad Marchand won’t be subjected to any supplemental discipline after boarding Calgary rookie Sean Monahan on Tuesday night, according to CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty.

Marchand was given a two-minute boarding minor on the play, as seen here:


Marchand, 25, escaped punishment despite his history as a repeat offender. He was suspended for five games in early 2012 for clipping then-Canucks defenseman Sami Salo, and another two games in March 2011 for different infractions.

Monahan was shaken up on the hit, but managed to play out the contest and finished with 14:51 TOI.

  1. charastein - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Non-story. Chara playing in front of net on power play bigger story.

    PHT likes to stir the pot especially when it concerns the Bruins. Nothing about the win over Calgary or Chara netting two goals.

    Fine, Boston can be the “bad boys” of the NHL and PHT. The villains are the more interesting characters usually anyway.

    • thethorntonstrokes - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:42 AM

      Oh shut up. PHT reports all news. This is news, it will be reported.

      • charastein - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:48 AM

        I’m entitled to my opinion, if you don’t like it, blow.

      • charastein - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:56 AM

        Should they report on EVERY PENALTY IN EVERY GAME?

        That would make a lot of sense. Ok, here you go, write a full story on each of these penalties:

        2nd Period
        BOS Jordan Caron Tripping against Blair Jones
        CGY Lance Bouma Hi stick – double minor against David Krejci
        BOS Brad Marchand Boarding against Sean Monahan
        3rd Period
        CGY Lance Bouma Hi-sticking against Kevan Miller
        BOS Patrice Bergeron Tripping against Matt Stajan

      • physunknown - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:37 PM

        For how many of those other penalties did people think there might be supplemental discipline? This is a story because it’s the type of play that has garnered a second look by the league, but has been deemed sufficiently punished by the in-game penalty.

      • hockeyflow33 - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:44 PM

        Except this isn’t news. Why aren’t we getting pieces about the lack of supplemental discipline on the other minor penalties that occurred?

  2. matt14gg - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Barely even a penalty. The problem is the culture of players today that think “the rules” will save them and thus they don’t need to protect themselves. When you are going towards the boards you need to understand you are going to be hit, so it’s up to you to put yourself in a position to protect yourself.

    • hockey412 - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:26 PM

      Lemme guess…..Bruins fan?

      • drewzducks - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:33 PM

        Lemme guess, bitter Pens fan.

  3. madtolive5 - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Another example of the injury mattering more then the intent.
    Horrible hit by marchand, he is just lucky he is a little guy and can’t create enough force to injure.
    If that was Chara, that hit would have been brutal.

    But hey those are the rules….

    • burgh916 - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:37 PM

      And Chara would still not get supplemental discipline either, because “he’s just too tall!”

  4. joey4id - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Well! This is no big surprise. You’ll quickly see this was nothing more than a love tap in the back compared with what we have been seeing lately. However, these types of pushes do have the potential to cause serious injury. Marchand got what he deserved, which was 2 minutes in the sin bin. Not every boarding call will be 5 minutes. Good job boys!

    • elvispocomo - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      I’ll agree that the force he hit him with was the mitigating factor in whether or not he’d be suspended, but it’s still a dangerous spot to make a hit of any kind when he’d been looking at his numbers the whole way and any contact could put Monahan off balance and head first into the boards.

      There’s a reason why they want to take hits from behind out of the game.

    • valoisvipers - Dec 18, 2013 at 4:22 PM

      Is this not the text book example of the “hit from behind” that the NHL is trying to eliminate? Hits him right in the numbers,face first in to the boards. More damage could have been done on this hit than the knee Neal gave Marchand.

      • joey4id - Dec 18, 2013 at 4:44 PM

        Certainly appears to be the typical hit from behind they want to eliminate. However, and I’m not saying this right, the CBA clearly indicates that the Dept. of Player Safety can factor in the injury sustained when handing out a suspension. In this case there were no injuries. So, I asked myself; why did Neal get 5 games for kneeing Marchand? What Neal did had nothing to do with a hockey play. The puck wasn’t near Marchand, and Neal clearly extended his knee to hit Marchand. Whereas Marchand was in a position to battle for the puck and non-violently pushed Monahan. I’m more surprised Quincey didn’t get suspended. Maybe one day they will also provide us with an explanation as to why a player wasn’t suspended.

      • valoisvipers - Dec 20, 2013 at 8:48 AM

        Joey, I fear the NHL is going down a slippery slope if they start using injury as a baseline for suspensions. The NHL will end up like the bunch of fakers and actors that Soccer is today.

  5. runhigh24 - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Not a good hit but no where near forceful enough to be suspension worthy. 2 minutes was appropriate.

  6. xdj511 - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    This is the first time I saw the play. Marchand was looking right at his numbers and pushed him head-first into the boards. Isn’t that exactly what they are trying to police against right now?

    The discipline issue has gotten so convoluted for me lately I don’t even know what’s good and what’s bad anymore.

    • imleftcoast - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:28 PM

      Completely agree. Shanahan has to look at all of the same types of hits. If he only looks when there is an injury, he is never going to get that type of hit out of the game. He has to be consistent.

  7. kingcobraman - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    a$$clown likes to always deliver the cheap shoot …no wonder he got kneed to the head in pitt..

    • physunknown - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:35 PM

      So, I’m guessing you were ok with Thornton’s hit on Orpik?

      • kingcobraman - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:22 PM

        different player ,different situation…

      • physunknown - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:04 PM

        In retrospect, I misread your comment as being that the knee to the head was ok because of the way Marchand plays. Overreaction on my part, and uncalled for. My apologies.

        I would argue, though, that Marchand seems to stand up for himself. I may be exposing my ignorance on that, too. No idea how much he actually fights, but it just seems like after he cheap shots someone, if someone comes after him, he doesn’t turtle like others (not even referencing Orpik here, thinking more like PK Subban). What I’m saying is that kneeing him in the head is a bit extreme.

  8. dboldave - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    This is a great non-story! Based on the number of comments on any story featuring the Bruins, I wouldn’t be surprised if PHT is just writing about the B’s in order to increase the traffic around here!

  9. nunan - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Clearly not worth league intervention.

  10. blackandorangeforlife - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    It is the definition of boarding that much is evident….But it also was not a major let alone a suspension!

  11. whammy71 - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Typical response from the NHL with regards to an Original 6 team.

    They even went light on Thornton cause Orpik didn’t follow some sort of unwritten code. Never knew you had to fight when you throw a perfectly CLEAN AND LEGAL check.

    • nunan - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:32 PM’s incredible the conspiracy theories people come up with when blinded by hate for another team.

      • whammy71 - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:48 PM

        Ha ha right back at you…..I like the Bruins. I hate the Crapitals and Cryers.

        I just look at things objectively.

    • elvispocomo - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      Which reminds me – the question no one is asking is did Marchand have to step up after this hit?

      • matt14gg - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:11 PM


      • elvispocomo - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:16 PM

        So that answers a part of the question as it’s implied. Who came at him after the hit and did he actually fight?

  12. njadvocate111 - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Marchand should get a game or two for this. This is where Brendan Shanahan is ruining the NHL. These are dangerous hits, hits that should not be a part of the game and certainly are not progressive. Hits like this incite rage, and that leads to bad decisions, especially if their is no accountability. Shanahan has set the precedent that these dangerous hits (Marchands, Orpiks, Bortuzzo) have no repercussions. If you never have to be held accountable, there is no incentive to change. As Olalf Sanderson once said “two minutes, well worth it”

  13. sjsharks66 - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    How is this any different than what happened to Getzlaf last night? Oh yeah, because Getzlaf got injures.

    • shortsxit34 - Dec 18, 2013 at 4:06 PM

      Completely different plays, and Quincey didn’t even get suspended…

  14. sporkov - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    There should be a suspension for this type of hit. These are the one where people get hurt and hurt badly.

  15. cspsrbums - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    That it was more intentional then the Wilson hit no hearing for a repeat offender? NHL has no clue about how to police these hit pick and chose. Schenn at least turned towards the boards on his own. What a joke

    • shortsxit34 - Dec 18, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      This was worse than the Wilson hit? Really?

      Wilson charged at Schenn all the way from the blue line, then the last few strides accelerated into him, launching him into the boards.

      • imleftcoast - Dec 18, 2013 at 5:51 PM

        It at least looked like a hockey play. Marchand left the puck to make the cheap shot.

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