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#1 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:27 PM

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The Boston Bruins have signed forward Brad Marchand to a four year contract extension worth $18 million.
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:35 PM

As much as I like him as a player... he's overpaid...

I guess Tyler Seguin should get around $7.5M
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:40 PM

Boston is a have / have not team.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:25 PM

As much as I like him as a player... he's overpaid...

I guess Tyler Seguin should get around $7.5M

I'd take Marchand, and his cap hit anyday over the Mule, and what he's got left...

Marchand is just entering his prime; the Mule...What's so great about him again?

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:45 PM

I'd take Marchand, and his cap hit anyday over the Mule, and what he's got left...

Marchand is just entering his prime; the Mule...What's so great about him again?

At this point in time, I'd take Marchand over Franzen, as well. However, Marchand does a little too much diving and embellishing for my liking.

Marchand reminds me of Pat Verbeek.

Anyhow, Boston is gonna be one of the toughest teams in the league once again.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:02 PM

I think it's a good deal all around for Boston, $4.5 per is very reasonable for him.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:37 AM

Anyhow, Boston is gonna be one of the toughest teams in the league once again.


Marchands add only a little bit to this department. They are one of the toughest teams mostly because of their D: Chara-Seidenberg, Boychuk-Ference, McQuaid...

Edited by RusDRW, 08 September 2012 - 01:38 AM.

Sweet. This dude was brought here for one reason, to punch people in the head - every other thing that he can do, other Wings can do better. I like that we have a head-puncher. The league has other, better head-punchers, but this one is ours. Better than nothing. Good work, Kenny!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:42 AM

Their D isn't all that great offensively.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:35 AM

Marchands add only a little bit to this department. They are one of the toughest teams mostly because of their D: Chara-Seidenberg, Boychuk-Ference, McQuaid...

You can add Lucic, Thornton, and Campbell (he had 10 fighting majors in 2011/2012, and 11 fighting majors in 2010/2011) to that mix...Marchand may be a fiesty lil'turd, but like Bring Back The Bruise Bros said - he's alot like Verbeek; scrappy, and skilled.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:58 AM

Verbeek scored 500 goals in his career. You guys are giving Marchand way too much credit comparing him to Verbeek.

As I've said before, Marchand could only exist on a team like Boston. If he played for the Wings, he'd get his ass kicked by opposing teams, with no one to protect him.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:02 AM

Verbeek scored 500 goals in his career. You guys are giving Marchand way too much credit comparing him to Verbeek.

As I've said before, Marchand could only exist on a team like Boston. If he played for the Wings, he'd get his ass kicked by opposing teams, with no one to protect him.


Agree, he's the type of guy I hope Tootoo creams.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:11 AM

Agree, he's the type of guy I hope Tootoo creams.

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But that wouldn't happen, because then Boston would go after Tootoo, and he can't compete with their bigger guys. That's the point.

I think Tootoo would be much more effective in Detroit if we had a legit heavy in the lineup backing him up. I think he'll still play hard, but I doubt we'll see the same edginess and occasional dirty stuff from Tootoo, that we've seen in the past.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:15 PM

Marchands add only a little bit to this department. They are one of the toughest teams mostly because of their D: Chara-Seidenberg, Boychuk-Ference, McQuaid...

Yeah, I know. The only reason he plays with that kind of dirty edge on a regular basis is because he's got plenty of guys that have his back. Guys like Lucic, Thornton, and Campbell up front are gritty, as well.

But that wouldn't happen, because then Boston would go after Tootoo, and he can't compete with their bigger guys. That's the point.

I think Tootoo would be much more effective in Detroit if we had a legit heavy in the lineup backing him up. I think he'll still play hard, but I doubt we'll see the same edginess and occasional dirty stuff from Tootoo, that we've seen in the past.

I think we'll see the same relentless forechecking and physicality from Tootoo, but I don't think we'll see the antics after the whistles and stuff like that, for reasons you mentioned. I think he'll have to fight a little more than he usually does simply because he's Detroit's main guy in the fighting department.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 03:47 PM

Verbeek scored 500 goals in his career. You guys are giving Marchand way too much credit comparing him to Verbeek.

As I've said before, Marchand could only exist on a team like Boston. If he played for the Wings, he'd get his ass kicked by opposing teams, with no one to protect him.

Nobody here thinks Marchand will score more than 35 goals per season, nor come anywhere close to 500 throughout his career.

Are you forgetting what era Verbeek spent most of his playing career?..It's not like he didn't have guys to help back him up (unlike todays Red Wings).

Marchand brings energy/spark/tenacity/truculence :lol:

Can you fault Marchand for his style of play - I certainly don't...He fits very well on the Bruins, and they're a fun team to watch...I just wish the Red Wings would take some notes...Might actually bring some excitement back for us Red Wing fans.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:42 PM

Can you fault Marchand for his style of play - I certainly don't...He fits very well on the Bruins, and they're a fun team to watch...I just wish the Red Wings would take some notes...Might actually bring some excitement back for us Red Wing fans.

Tootoo is a step in the right direction, though. With Smith up full time this year, we'll at least have a couple of guys that will drop the gloves. For the first time in years, we may not be the softest team in the league. Then again, guys like Brad Winchester, Jim Vandermeer, and Jay Rosehill have yet to sign anywhere.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:50 PM

Goals are bonus. Marchand's credo:

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 08:46 PM

Tootoo is a step in the right direction, though. With Smith up full time this year, we'll at least have a couple of guys that will drop the gloves. For the first time in years, we may not be the softest team in the league. Then again, guys like Brad Winchester, Jim Vandermeer, and Jay Rosehill have yet to sign anywhere.


Winchester would be a welcome addition for me.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:01 PM

Winchester would be a welcome addition for me.

I've wanted Winchester in a Detroit jersey for years. However, we have so many forwards at the moment. We need a depth defenseman. I think Jim Vandermeer is perfect for the job. Still hoping we give him a one-year deal.

I can see Winchester or Rosehill going to Carolina. The 'Canes are the softest team in the NHL right now, and they desperately need a scrapper.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:59 AM

I've wanted Winchester in a Detroit jersey for years. However, we have so many forwards at the moment. We need a depth defenseman. I think Jim Vandermeer is perfect for the job. Still hoping we give him a one-year deal.

I can see Winchester or Rosehill going to Carolina. The 'Canes are the softest team in the NHL right now, and they desperately need a scrapper.

Dallas seems softer to me even than Carolina. Allen, Gleason and Harrison is tougher than a broken down Morrow and Nystrom for sure.

The wings definitely arent the softest team like they have been for a long time (except 2008)

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:45 PM

Dallas seems softer to me even than Carolina. Allen, Gleason and Harrison is tougher than a broken down Morrow and Nystrom for sure.

The wings definitely arent the softest team like they have been for a long time (except 2008)

Bryan Allen signed in Anaheim. Keep in mind that Dallas has Mark Fistric on defense and Jamie Benn up front, in addition to Brenden Morrow and Eric Nystrom. Dallas looks soft, but I think Carolina is the league's softest, at the moment.

Edited by Bring Back The Bruise Bros, 09 September 2012 - 08:48 PM.

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