“I watched it again, and I didn’t jump and my elbows were down. He’s taller than me, right?” said Lucic. “I think he’s like 6-foot-4 and it was one of those things where I hit him and his head hit the glass [afterward]. It’s unfortunate for them and it’s unfortunate for Rick that he might be out because of that hit. But I have to play a certain [physical] style and Cam [Neely], Peter [Chiarelli] and Claude [Julien] all expect me to play that way.
“I’m just trying to fore-check and do my job. I’m just trying to do what I get paid to do. I don’t hit dirty. I’ve had one [supplemental discipline] call about a hit in my six years so far. So you can criticize me if you want, but whatever. I’ve had dings where little guys have hit me too, but I was fortunate that I didn’t have to miss any time. If I targeted the head then the league would have been looking at it very closely. We’ve got our own team here and our own things to worry about.”
Clap all you want with the emoticon, but it's true. Marchand is very skilled, and dirty too.
I will never deny Marchand is an edgy lil ****, dirty is a label he can also tagged with. But he is one seriously beautiful lilttle ball of Hate that like Lucic many teams would love to have. He began as a 4th liner and forced the Bruins into giving him more ice time by busting his ass and being effective. Sound like something Ranger fans would want?