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Phil Bourque Calls Out Bruins Announcer; Bruins Fans’ Hilarious Defense of Marchand

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Pittsburgh Penguins Phil Bourque, Jack Edwards

Brad Marchand can stir the pot like few others. One of the game’s most skilled and gritty wingers is a loose cannon. On Tuesday night, Marchand snapped on Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry late in the third period.

His temper tantrum followed an odd incident after the second period as Jarry tried to scoop a puck to give to a Penguins fan. As Jarry glided toward the glass with a puck on his stick, Marchand hacked it off Jarry’s stick and then threw it across the ice.

OK, that was just being an agitator, right?

Then, Marchand snapped in the final 30 seconds, including punching Jarry and jabbing his stick in Jarry’s face. Officials gave Marchand a Match penalty.

The Penguins won 4-2. Marchand will have an in-person hearing.

Late Tuesday night, Pittsburgh Penguins radio analyst Phil Bourque called out occasionally over-the-top Bruins announcer Jack Edwards.

 

As you may expect, Penguins fans took Bourque’s Tweet and ran with it.

Also, on Tuesday night, our Boston Hockey Now colleague Jimmy Murphy became flypaper for the crazies when he asserted the NHL would suspend Marchand and that it was a dumb, dirty play.

I laughed out loud at some of the responses to Murphy via Bruins fans on Twitter.

 

And then came the responses. Grab your popcorn. First, the denials:

Brad Marchand responses

 

Sure, that makes it all OK. If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.

 

 

If you can’t punch a guy, then jab your blade into his dental work, what fun is hockey? Sheesh, political correctness is ruining our game! Those soft Pittsburgh Penguins. Babies.

And, some good old fashion victim-blaming:

 

One more from the story comments. Enjoy:

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Fred
Fred
9 months ago

If Marchand wanted to hurt Jarry, he would have. He was retaliating for Jarry jabbing Coyle with his goalie stick as Coyle was pursuing the puck into the corner. Marchand definitely crossed the line. Too bad, because he has kept the cheap shots out of his game for a while. I’ve been a Bruins fan my entire life. I’ve played in Pro-Am leagues and have friends who have played, coached and scouted at the NHL level. Jack Edwards is by far the worst announcer I have ever heard. He’s painful to listen to.

Richard Starkey
Richard Starkey
9 months ago
Reply to  Fred

Love reading the apologist responses who think they know the game because they play in unpaid sandlot pick up games. And I know a guy who knows a guy who works………..if you really did play at a high level and have nhl friends you would know goalies “tap” guys coming near their Paint every game. You don’t sucker punch a guy or jab a stick in the face shield for that. He’s a rat. His dna hasn’t changed. And if you honestly think he would hurt another player….he’s not a tough guy dude. He’d run from gudbranson, reaves , etc…….oh..you… Read more »

Jay95
Jay95
9 months ago
Reply to  Fred

He just slew footed OEL earlier this season…

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

Jarry was in his head and he flipped. The big bad bruins couldnt crack him. Marchand is supposed to be some psychological genius, ” he gets in your head, thats his game”. Well rat boy got beat at his own game. Mental midget. Lick that!

Crazyhorse87
Crazyhorse87
9 months ago

If Crosby did that, those same Bruin fans would go into Crosby envy mode, as far as he should be suspended for life, they love their whine with their cheese.

Timm
Timm
9 months ago

One of the few golden rules of hockey: DON’T TOUCH THE GOALIE!

Punching his head. Intentional stick to the face. Marchand crossed that line in a big way. Baby tantrum behavior. End of story.

David
David
9 months ago

Marchand is a big baby and a sore loser. What a pathetic display.

Jeff Young
Jeff Young
9 months ago

And, no, I would not want Marchand on my team.
(As well, is there a bigger homer than Jack Edwards?)

Last edited 9 months ago by Jeff Young
Pete
Pete
9 months ago

Low class POS punk needs a long Suspension. Next game Pens have to show him some guts if they want this BS to stop. We need some beef!

Jack
Jack
9 months ago

Fred Fred Fred really? Marchand is a little weasel. Hitting Jerry I. The back of his head. A coward

Only in Boston does dirty play go
Only in Boston does dirty play go
9 months ago

Do you really expect any other type of reaction from Boston reporters and fans? It’s the city of dirty play and cheating. Anything for the win goes as long as it’s them that wins. Not surprising in the slightest .

Kurt
Kurt
9 months ago

Those 6 games? Could prove detrimental to the Boston Bruins playoff chances??? And it’s about time the league is starting to practice what they preach about player safety??? And any announcers or fan’s that didn’t see nothing wrong with what Marchand or should I say don’t cry baby, don’t cry????

amacmanes amacmanes
amacmanes amacmanes
9 months ago

Marchand is now and always has been a cheap, dirty hockey player. If he had played like this a decade or so previous the little runt would not be walking off the ice. He gets away with it because the new rules protect little dirty players. I and many fans would love to see Marchand eliminated from the game. When he is on the ice the Bruins are “always a man short,”

JoesaysBruinfansrdbgs
JoesaysBruinfansrdbgs
9 months ago

Can t stand how dumb Boston fans are, This bs of Marchand sticking up for Coyles a complete lie. The period before, Jarry was trying to flick a puck to a fan but Rat boy came behind the net and hacked Jarrys stick he then took the puck and tossed it. Jarry went to talk to him but the big bad tough guy skated away . Rat boys always been and will be a pos . I just can t wait to see him get his fronts pushed back when they come too Pittsburgh. Any real fan of the game… Read more »