Brad Marchand can be Brad Marchand, which is unfortunate.
And although the big news regarding this guy involves his Stanley Cup tattoo having some spelling mistakes which were crudely corrected, I won’t even bring it up . Except for what I just said, of course.
Instead, I’m going to give credit where credit is due, and for once I really appreciate what the annoying bugger had to say the other day regarding P.K.Subban’s happy celebrations when he scores a goal.
I was quite shocked and appreciative of Marchand for this. In fact, I can hardly believe it was him who said it. It sounds like it came from the Dalai Lama. And for me, a warm glow of niceness is flowing through my veins, which I didn’t expect.
Here’s the newly-matured Brad defending PK’s style:
“He’s in a market here where people get criticized a lot and whether they’re doing well or not, there is just so much pressure on them. It’s his personality though and that’s how he is. That’s why he’s such a good player. I guess the way you can look at it is any press is good press and he’s doing his job.”
“You don’t want to change what you did to get here. You may want to fine-tune it a bit but for the most part, guys have to stick to what got them in the NHL and be that player. For myself, if I change up too much, I’m not effective but at same time you don’t want to be that guy who goes over the line and makes a fool of yourself or your teammates and take penalties or what not. There definitely is a fine line but the older you get, the more mature you get, the better you get at walking that line.”