posted at 1/14/2011 10:17 PM EST
Marchand does something that not a lot of guys are willing to do these days. When the puck is in the corner or against the end boards, most forwards will ride the defenseman in and battle for the puck. Marchand basically says, "This is going to dang HURT, but I'm getting there first and getting control."
As a rookie, I remember Krejci doing the same thing.
posted at 1/14/2011 10:42 PM EST
I agree that he is the most pleasant surprise on the team so far this season. He is playing better and smarter hockey than several of his teammates. It should not take a six goal lead for Marchand to see power play time.
posted at 1/15/2011 3:29 AM EST