The good is that Marchand is an excellent hockey player. Metallica Skull Boston Bruins shirt He’s a creative playmaker and an effective sniper who scored 100 points this season (2018–19), fifth in the NHL. He’s scored 35–40 goals per season for the last 3 seasons, so he’s a dependable producer. He’s part of (arguably) the NHL’s best line, the “Perfection Line”, together with Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak. A small player (just 5’9”), he’s learned to effectively shield the puck from defenders so effectively that he’s earned the praise of Martin St. Louis, the hall-of-fame forward who’s himself a short player. He’s also known for showing up in big games: he scored 2 goals in game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup final, and also scored the winning goal for Canada at the 2016 Hockey World Cup. His shorthanded goal in game 3 of the 2011 Stanley Cup final turned the series in Boston’s favor.
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Then there’s the bad Marchand. He’s the kind of player Metallica Skull Boston Bruins shirt who’s constantly chirping his opponents to try to get under their skin. While there’s nothing wrong with that, Marchand goes too far. He’s been caught slew footing, spearing, hitting opponents’ heads, hitting low to take out opponents’ knees, diving, and even licking opponents. For those transgressions, he’s been suspended six times, and fined three times. And those are just the ones where he got caught. So it comes down to this: if he’s on your team, you love the guy for all the great plays he makes, and goals he scores. If you’re a fan of any team other than the Boston Bruins, you hate Marchand, and with good reason. The “Little Ball of Hate” as he’s known, is the most hated player in the NHL, but every team in the league would love to have him on their roster.