Brad Marchand RUMORS & NEWS

  • Neely: Marchand was spoken to about 'putting a negative focus' on himself and B's

    NBC Sports Boston "Bruins ownership and upper management made it pretty clear on Wednesday morning that the bosses’ patience has run out with some of Brad Marchand’s antics after the licking incidents in the Stanley Cup playoffs.  Marchand was never penalized or hit with supplemental..." May 16

  • Jeremy Roenick Slams Brad Marchand Over 'Disgusting' Face Licks

    TMZ "Jeremy Roenick says he's sick and tired of Brad Marchand's face-licking antics on the ice ... and says the guy needs to save his tongue for the bedroom. Marchand went on a mouthy tear during the NHL playoffs -- licking opponents faces at close range to try and piss them off. Shocker, it..." May 09

  • ‘I’ve got to cut that [expletive] out’: Marchand admits he went too far

    Pro Hockey Talk "Leading up to Bruins media day on Wednesday, we hadn’t heard anything suggesting Brad Marchand regretted the licks heard around the hockey world. His tune has suddenly changed. During the team’s final media availability of the season, the 29-year-old admitted that what he did was..." May 09

  • Marchand: The whole NHL licking situation 'is pretty stupid'

    NBC Sports Boston "Brad Marchand isn’t typically on the same wavelength as the NHL with a lot of the decisions they make when it comes to anything involving the Bruins winger, and so it is with them coming down on him for his habit of licking opponents during this spring’s playoffs. Marchand called the entire..." May 07

  • It’s this simple: Brad Marchand needs to grow up quickly

    Boston Herald "In the end, it was the Boston Bruins who got licked. Too soon? This is where hard-core hockey people are supposed to jump over the boards and complain that Brad Marchand’s penchant for licking the faces of opposing players has nothing to do with why the Bruins were eliminated by the Tampa..." May 07

  • Bruins coach to Brad Marchand: 'Find another way' to agitate that doesn't involve licking

    USA Today "Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy told Brad Marchand to “find another way” to annoy other players that does not include licking them. Marchand spoke to senior vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell and general manager Don Sweeney on Saturday as the league issued a warning to stop..." May 06

  • NHL addressing licking controversy, Marchand will be told to stop

    The Score "The league office is apparently taking measures to ensure Brad Marchand doesn't lick any more opponents. For real this time. The NHL is involved and Marchand will be told to cut it out immediately, TSN's Darren Dreger reports. The Boston Bruins' talented agitator did it again Friday..." May 05

  • Brad Marchand’s licking overshadowing Bruins-Lightning series

    Sportsnet "We should be talking about hockey. About the unlikely overtime heroics of defensive defenceman Dan Girardi, who not only planted himself at the top of the crease on Friday night but tipped home a pass with one hand on his stick. About the end of a scoring slump for Steven Stamkos, who tied this..." May 05

  • Ryan Donato will play; Brad Marchand, Jake DeBrusk in limbo for Bruins Game 4

    Boston Herald "The Bruins still have some potentially big questions marks going into tonight's pivotal Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but coach Bruce Cassidy did answer one this morning. Rookie Ryan Donato will indeed be in the lineup tonight, but Cassidy wasn't ready to say where he'll be playing..." May 04

  • Marchand, DeBrusk miss practice; B’s plan to ‘tinker’ with lineup

    NBC Sports Boston "Bruce Cassidy wasn’t tipping his hand early on any lineup changes for Game 4 Friday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Garden and the Bruins practiced with a couple of key B’s taking maintenance days off the ice. Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk were missing from the Warrior Ice Arena..." May 03

  • Brad Marchand, Bruins coach angry over missed slashing penalty in Game 2

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Bruins lost Game 2 of their playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night to tie things at 1-1, and they feel they were on the wrong side of some calls that had a big impact on the game. After defenseman Torey Krug scored to cut Tampa’s lead to 3-2 with just under..." May 01

  • NHL never told Bruins' Brad Marchand to stop licking players

    USA Today "The NHL has confirmed Brad Marchand’s claim that he never heard from the league after he licked or kissed an opponent during a first-round playoff game. “No, we did not contact the Bruins or Brad Marchand regarding this incident,” NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told USA TODAY Sports. "It’s..." April 27

  • Marchand denies reports that NHL told him to stop licking opponents

    NBC Sports Boston "if the NHL has actually expressed its displeasure about Brad Marchand getting a little too touchy, feely on the ice in the playoffs, they might want to actually do it directly to the player involved. Marchand said in a Friday morning text to NBCSportsBoston.com the NHL never contacted him about..." April 27

  • The NHL reportedly told Brad Marchand he needs to stop licking opponents in games

    CBS Sports "The first round series between the Bruins and Maple Leafs got off to a wacky start when Brad Marchand got up close and personal with Leafs forward Leo Komarov. Very up close and personal. The Bruins pest was seen licking Komarov's neck during the second period of that game, presumably in an..." April 27

  • Bruins’ Marchand ‘came out of the womb mischievous’

    Sportsnet "Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand has established himself as a legitimate NHL star, but long before he was producing at an 80-point clip, he made a name for himself as one of the league’s biggest pests. The Halifax native didn’t grow into an agitator, he was born that way. “My mom likes to..." April 19

  • Bruins’ Marchand on encounter with Leafs’ Komarov: ‘He’s cute’

    Sportsnet "Brad Marchand is an elite pest. The Boston Bruins forward is that guy you hate to compete against, but probably love to play alongside. In Thursday night’s Game 1 of a first-round matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Marchand added to his reputation. " April 13

  • Brad Marchand cross-checks MacDonald in the face, gets fined $5K

    Pro Hockey Talk "Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Brad Marchand has been disciplined by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. This latest punishment for the Boston Bruins forward is a $5,000 fine after cross-checking Andrew MacDonald of the Philadelphia Flyers in the face, because you can’t do that. If..." April 02

  • Brad Marchand’s MVP candidacy just won’t retreat

    Boston Herald "Brad Marchand has some knocks against him when it comes to the Hart Trophy conversation. One is legitimate: He has missed 14 games because of an injury and a suspension. The other one is not so legitimate: There are some voters who can’t bring themselves to support a player who often has found..." March 27

  • Bruins Forward Brad Marchand Day-To-Day With Upper Body Injury

    NESN "The Boston Bruins are regrouping after star forward Brad Marchand was scratched for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks due to an upper body injury. The Bruins are entering a tough point in the season with a number of injuries and a difficult schedule. " March 13

  • Will Brad Marchand be in trouble for collision with Anthony Duclair?

    WEEI Boston "Brad Marchand basically plays permanently under a microscope at this point, so any sort of hit or collision involving him, especially one that results in an injury, is going to get attention. That includes his collision with Anthony Duclair in the first period of Saturday's game against the..." March 10

  • NHL fines Brad Marchand, Nick Cousins for diving

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brad Marchand is once again being forced to hand over a portion of his paycheck to the NHL. The league announced on Friday afternoon that the Bruins forward has been fined $2,000 for diving and embellishment, meaning it is the second time this season that he has been flagged for such an..." March 09

  • Bruins’ Brad Marchand Looks To Be ‘More Aware’ After Five-Game Suspension

    NESN "The Boston Bruins will receive a lift in Wednesday night’s game against the New York Rangers, as Brad Marchand is set to return from a five-game suspension. Marchand received the hefty punishment after elbowing Marcus Johansson in the head during the Bruins’ matchup with the New Jersey Devils..." February 06

  • Marchand scores, embraces villain role in NHL All-Star game

    NBC Sports Boston "Brad Marchand, AKA "the little ball of hate," basked in being the bad guy during Sunday's All-Star festivities. The lone Bruins representitive in the NHL All-Star game predictably was greeted with loud boos in Tampa Bay, and he loved every second of it." January 29

  • Marchand on suspension: 'I have to be better'

    NBC Sports Boston "Brad Marchand has taken accountability for his actions during his previous five suspensions from the NHL, and the Bruins left winger did it again on Thursday the day after he was dinged with a five game suspension for elbowing Marcus Johansson. Marchand said he didn’t intend to injure Johansson..." January 25

  • Bruins’ Marchand suspended five games for elbowing Devils’ Johansson

    Sportsnet "Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand was suspended five games for his elbow on New Jersey Devils forward Marcus Johansson, the NHL announced Wednesday evening. Marchand was selected to this weekend’s NHL All-Star Game and his suspension does not impact his ability to participate in the..." January 24

  • Should Brad Marchand be suspended for elbow on Marcus Johansson?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Much has been made of Brad Marchand cleaning up his act, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the Boston Bruins forward has totally stopped blurring the line between “physical” and “illegal” play. Marchand was everywhere in the Bruins’ 3-2 win against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, and..." January 24

  • Brad Marchand thriving with more ice time

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mo ice, Mo points. (Yeah, yeah. I’ll never make it as a rapper.) Oh well. The point still stands: There’s been a strong correlation between Brad Marchand getting more ice time and Brad Marchand recording more points. In 2015-16, Marchand’s time on ice jumped nearly two minutes from the..." December 19

  • Tuukka Rask to start, Brad Marchand to return tonight vs. Lightning

    Boston Herald "With a difficult goalie decision on his hands, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy has chosen to go with his No. 1 netminder Tuukka Rask tonight against the iron of the league when the Bruins take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Garden. Cassidy made the call to bypass backup Anton Khudobin, who is..." November 29