Do you believe Brad Marchand deserves his negative reputation?
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07-15-2013, 01:06 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Burrows and Marchand are good comparisons.
Similar reputations, disliked by opposing fans, but would be a "must-sign" by 29 other teams if they became UFAs today (and would immediately become fan favourites).
They both make a cap-friendly 4.5m per year. Burrows is probably the better goalscorer (even playing with the Sedins, you don't score 35 NHL goals by accident), but both are very good players. They are both huge pests and both have cleaned up their games a bit (though it looks like Marchand is a couple years behind Burrows on that, which makes sense as he's younger). Burrows is more of a "cerebral" pest that pisses off individual players (chirping, knowing what gets under a particular guys skin), while Marchand is a bit more of a physical, general one that pisses of whole teams (diving, cheap shots, etc.)
The point is its kind of funny to see Canucks fans hate on Marchand and Bruins fans hate on Burrows, when they are essentially the exact same player, cut from the exact same cloth.
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