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Daily Skate: B's, Marchand working toward deal

Posted on: July 19, 2011 10:13 am

By Brian Stubits

MARCH-ING TOWARD A DEAL? Brad Marchand really endeared himself to the folks in Boston with his excellent play as a rookie, in particular his stellar postseason performance. But as of now, he still doesn't have a contract inked for next season as the 11-goal playoffs probably have impacted the negotiations. Marchand isn't worried about it, saying at a premier of the team's championship DVD that "It's been a very busy time for everyone with the Cup and everything. Even though we know we have all summer, we're both confident something's going to get done here soon. I don't think either of us are worried. We know something's going to get done. They know I want to be here. I know they want me here."

OLIE THE GOALIE COACH: Former fan favorite Olaf (Olie) Kolzig is back in Washington to help with the goaltending situation for the Capitals, but as a coach. In a recent interview with D.C. 101 radio, Kolzig goes into depth about the layout of the netminders in Washington from Tomas Vokoun to what Braden Holtby faces in his tough position. Russian Machine Never Breaks (great blog name, guys) has the full transcript.

ROYAL TWINS: Daniel and Henrik Sedin took a call in the middle of the Stanley Cup Final with the Canucks from the royal family in Sweden. What was the occasion? The two were informed they were up for the honor as the nation's top athlete, an award that is handed out every year as part of Crown Princess Victoria's birthday celebration. The last time a hockey player won the award was in 1994 when Peter Forsberg was honored.

LET IT SNOW: It's hard to believe, but this week marks Garth Snow's fifth anniversary of taking over as the Islanders general manager. In that time the Isles snuck into the playoffs once, have gone into rebuilding hibernation since and Snow handed out maybe the most infamous contract in hockey today (15 years, $67.5 million to Rick DiPietro). The GM sat down with to talk about his time in the position and brings with him a message to the fans: Stay patient. I think that's something the Islanders fans learned to be a long time ago.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 5:20 am
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Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2011 10:11 am

Daily Skate: B's, Marchand working toward deal

Homer, that name seems appropriate. Your comments have nothing to do with Marchand, just the Bruins. I didn't say anything about the Bruins, and I had no problem with Marchand and actually kind of liked him until the playoffs. The Stanley Cup Finals were terrible last year from the hockey quality aspect. The exception of course, was Tim Thomas, and even he started taking pokes at the wussy Canucks. I mean why not, his teammates were doing it, and the Canucks don't fight back. Michael Ryder and Mark Recchi played well also, it was nice to them both win. Back to Marchand, his douchebag "Averyish" behavior is exactly the kind of garbage hockey doesn't need. If he had a problem with Sedin (or anyone else), drop the gloves and challenge him. We know Sedin won't fight, but someone on the team should step in and represent the team and then Marchand's point is made. Standing there just shoving your glove in Sedin's face isn't being tough, that's being a bitch.   

Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 7:40 am

Daily Skate: B's, Marchand working toward deal

Absolutely. It was the Canucks that made him look good. Because of course during the regular season when he scored 20 goals as a rookie, they were all in that one game the B's played against Vancouver. And then when the post season started, the Bruins were given that bye for the first three rounds and didn't have to play anyone until the Finals.

He's a punk alright. A punk that any Pens fan would love to see in their unis. So don't be a bitch.

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: July 20, 2011 3:28 am

Daily Skate: B's, Marchand working toward deal

All Marchand proved is what a punk he is (against a less than physical Canucks team). Let's see if he tries the same crap against real hockey teams during the regular season this year.

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