Is there a more unlikeable group of players than the Bruins. I mean, they play in Boston with the most insufferable fans but damn, they all seem like smarmy cocksuckers. Moreso than the Black Cocks in their hey day.
Nobody exemplified this better than Nathan Horton. The guy was hyped big in Florida as a real talent, never did fuck all with it because he was softer than butter in July, and then seemed to grow 8 inches and think he was a tough guy when he joined Boston and had Lucic and Chara backing him up. Nathan Horton is the number 1 all time most punchable face in the league.
Naw... Horton was tough! And he definitely could scrap. and if he didn’t get KO’d from that open ice check in the 2011 playoffs, Boston might not have rallied and won that epic game 7!
And imo, Bergeron is one of the best two way players in the league, year after year. Boston has scouted some of the best talent to come into the league in the past decade. They have shitty broadcasters and ownership but the team is awesome! I get why people don’t like Marchand but he is one of a kind. Dude is 5’7 and plays like he’s 6’4. Boston is talented. Just like Chicago they have been Cup contenders for a DECADE by keeping the top core team leaders.
Horton was an absolute little bitch. Marchand also plays like a little bitch, he's very good but he certainly doesn't play like he's 6'4, come on man lol he's a skill player who creates off the rush and is easily pushed off the puck. He's an agitator but he folds to a real physical game. He's the opposite of Brendan Gallagher who doesn't have near his skill and sucks at creating plays, but grinds it out physically.
How easy is he to shake off the puck exactly?
Not very easy. Not at all. Crap assessment. He takes the outside corner on D ALL THE TIME, and he still gets his plays off.
You might not like him, but don't be blind and dismiss him as anything other than league elite.