Ranted: Marchand’s Denial, Boston’s Hypocrisy

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  • Lizz

    Good read Katie. I never understood how in a Canucks Bruins matchup Vancouver was somehow the goons and the cowards.

  • Fiannmarsden

    attagirl. I WOULD LIKE to point out their g.m.’s statement about marchand trying to clarify what was legal in the off season: ”
     Brad sought the counsel of the Department this past Fall for an explanation and clarification regarding this type of scenario…” (from peter schiarelli)
     Marchand had previously researched JUST HOW MUCH HE COULD GET AWAY WITH!  I Guess even after trying to find the edge, he couldnt help himself in going over it.

  • Fiannmarsden

    attagirl. I WOULD LIKE to point out their g.m.’s statement about marchand trying to clarify what was legal in the off season: ”
     Brad sought the counsel of the Department this past Fall for an explanation and clarification regarding this type of scenario…” (from peter schiarelli)
     Marchand had previously researched JUST HOW MUCH HE COULD GET AWAY WITH!  I Guess even after trying to find the edge, he couldnt help himself in going over it.

  • Janetw707

    Well said. Bravo! The bruins are an embarrassment to the NHL.

  • Ace Dj

    Spoken like a true Nucks fans.  Canucks are a bunch of divers who should think about taking up soccer somewhere in Europe.  If a guy like Burrows had done this to Chara you guys wouldl be screaming “Clean hit, clean hit”.  It’s no wonder the whole league and their fans regard the Canucks as the most hated team in the league.  

  • http://twitter.com/KMaximick Katie Maximick

    Actually at Chara’s height he could be seriously injured if taken out at the knees, and the Canucks fans I know wouldn’t be condoning a hit like THAT on him, nor denying that it would be dirty and deserving of a suspension. 

    Also, I think the Bruins have just won the honour of most-hated team in the NHL after this embarrassing fiasco. Congrats, you guys! 

  • http://twitter.com/PabloP74 Paul Erwin

    Gawd, Katie, Stop whining! Seriously though, I love reading your stuff. Keep up the great work!

  • http://twitter.com/PabloP74 Paul Erwin

    Gawd, Katie, Stop whining! Seriously though, I love reading your stuff. Keep up the great work!

  • http://twitter.com/PabloP74 Paul Erwin

    I’m not sure if you where watching the same game but I noticed a whole lot of embellishments going both ways. Pay particular attention to the last 3 minutes of the game when a Canuck player would go near a Bruin player and the Bruin player would mysteriously fall over. I may be a homer but I know my hockey. I’m no casual fan! If you want to see a true giant on a garden gnome, take a look at the Seidenberg hit on Ebbett, clean hit but you get my point!

  • http://twitter.com/PabloP74 Paul Erwin

    I’m not sure if you where watching the same game but I noticed a whole lot of embellishments going both ways. Pay particular attention to the last 3 minutes of the game when a Canuck player would go near a Bruin player and the Bruin player would mysteriously fall over. I may be a homer but I know my hockey. I’m no casual fan! If you want to see a true giant on a garden gnome, take a look at the Seidenberg hit on Ebbett, clean hit but you get my point!

  • http://twitter.com/PabloP74 Paul Erwin

    I’m not sure if you where watching the same game but I noticed a whole lot of embellishments going both ways. Pay particular attention to the last 3 minutes of the game when a Canuck player would go near a Bruin player and the Bruin player would mysteriously fall over. I may be a homer but I know my hockey. I’m no casual fan! If you want to see a true giant on a garden gnome, take a look at the Seidenberg hit on Ebbett, clean hit but you get my point!

  • 2GirlsNoCup

    You forgot the quote from Julien about how Boston won the Stanley Cup last year and Vancouver didn’t. What happened to professionalism and integrity in blogging, eh?

  • http://twitter.com/KMaximick Katie Maximick

    I didn’t forget it, but it certainly didn’t fit in with the “denial” theme of the article, did it? Also, who has ever claimed there was integrity in blogging? Hellooooo! We’re basement dwellers.

  • Cef

    There’s a sickness in Boston. It starts at the top and is perpetuated by a monumental sense of  entitlement by the whole franchise.  It wasn’t created in a vacumn and the NHL has to take some of the blame for allowing this team to think it was untouchable.  Boston’s reaction to the suspension fully illustrates that it has deep problems.

  • JustAHockeyFan

    First of all, the Bruins, their fanbase and local media and beat reporters need to come to terms that they have their very own rat (yes, Brian Burke, a rat) on their team. Move on. You got caught, now serve the time. Its hard to grasp, especially in light of how they hate Matt Cooke for what he did to Savard. The truth hurts.
     
    Canucks, fans et al. Its time to move on. Stop your whining about this. If the longest river is the Da Nile, the next longest is Cry Me A. You got your suspension. You villified Marchand in the media & more importantly, you got two points out of the game. Stop it now. No more rants. Grow some thicker skin. Who cares what other people say. You have some rats, some divers, some embellishers too. You know who they are. Stop making the Canucks and their fanbase, the most hated. Your own denial (or da nile) is also your downfall.

  • http://www.windaturd.com/ Victoria

    Well said Katie!

  • Tif

    Something I find even more amusing is the fact that some of my friends who are die-hard Bruins fans fall back on the topic of our “Dirty”, “rude”, “arrogant” city that riots like sore-losers. *scoffing noises* Sure, that is a permanent scar that we won’t forget anytime soon, but what on earth does that have to do with how our hockey team plays? Honestly. :(

  • Tif

    Something I find even more amusing is the fact that some of my friends who are die-hard Bruins fans fall back on the topic of our “Dirty”, “rude”, “arrogant” city that riots like sore-losers. *scoffing noises* Sure, that is a permanent scar that we won’t forget anytime soon, but what on earth does that have to do with how our hockey team plays? Honestly. :(

  • http://twitter.com/abmoha Ab Morrison-Hayward

    Calling it clipping means you don’t know the rules? That was cocky, in fact I’d say it was the most arrogant comment I’ve heard in 22 years.

  • A Spade is A spade

    That’s funny considering how many Canucks jerseys are seen in the rinks of every single city the Canucks visit. Hating the best team in the league is an age old tradition I guess. Keep on whining and we’ll keep winning.

  • VL

    Boston mentality; Everything the B’s do is okay, alright, awesome, good hit, good call

    Yet when another team even looks at them the wrong way they cry foul – they’re the devils, evil cheapshot dirty hitters.

    Anyways very good read

  • ry17

    the sucknucks would have reacted the same way so get off your high horse and be realistic.  of course a team is going to defend its player no matter what happens.  if any team didn’t then they would have deep problems..

  • ry17

    your a complete idiot same thing can be said about any team anywhere in the world. 

  • ry17

    sure canucks fans wouldn’t be condoning something like like just like they wouldn’t condoning someone biting someone else!!!! i don’t think you have to worry about the most hated team in nhl you still got that one covered

  • Ronnyjoejimbob

    It’s a two way street. If Marchand can get away with it, so can anyone else do the reverse and take Marchands knees out as well. And may as well throw in an elbow to the head from behind at high speed. A few sucker punchs at the end of the game as well to avoid a penalty.

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