Hockey Widow wrote:From the NHL.com:
Marchand left the game and didn't return after getting elbowed in the head by Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov with 4:49 left in the second period. He needed help off the ice from Andrew Ference and Jaromir Jagr and headed straight for the dressing room.
Now normally I don't like to see players get hurt but well, its scum bag and if you catch the replay I can't help but think he embellished, he did take a nasty elbow but I'll believe he is really hurt when he misses a few games.
Volchenkov laid a nasty and he will gets suspended a few games for that one, but, well, it was scum bag.
Gee.... if that isn't a bit of a dillemma for 'ole Buttman and Shanaban. Do you placate Jeremy Jacobs and the morally outraged mobs of yobs in Boston by suspending the A-Train for the rest of the season, or do you do right by Loyal League guy Lamoriello and go lenient? I wager Buttman and the league will remember the Kovalchuk contract and damn Volchenkov to purgatory for the rest of the regular season, maybe part of the playoffs.
...and after the suspension is announced, Marchand will be right back in the lineup joking with the training staff that he was 'trying to draw a Fiver'.
Tanti09 wrote:Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
I truly hope he can still barely remember his name this time next year. This guy is the worst example of douchebaggery on and off the ice. My brother and sister in law live in his hometown and barely anybody can stand him the way he acts back there. My nephews want nothing to do with him when they see him out.