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#1 unsaddleddonald

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:23 PM

Their scuffle in game 3 (?) made me wonder this.

 

Both are big parts of a successful hockey team. Both have skill, grit, athleticism, and an edge.

 

Personally, I would want Marchand. He seems to have more refined skill than Shaw does. Although Shaw is an all-around good player offensively, Marchand seems to have a better shot, is a better passer, skates faster, and has more discipline. Shaw still seems a bit too immature.

 

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:34 PM

Their scuffle in game 3 (?) made me wonder this.
 
Both are big parts of a successful hockey team. Both have skill, grit, athleticism, and an edge.
 
Personally, I would want Marchand. He seems to have more refined skill than Shaw does. Although Shaw is an all-around good player offensively, Marchand seems to have a better shot, is a better passer, skates faster, and has more discipline. Shaw still seems a bit too immature.
 
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I agree I want marchand. To me shaw is still more of an unknown.

#3 AusWing40

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:44 PM

Shaw.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:46 PM

Well at least Shaw's own teammates like him.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:55 PM

Brado!  Hands down!



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:19 PM

Ugh...  Honestly, my initial reaction to that question feels as if it has the same sentiment as which would you rather have, chlamydia or gonorrhea?

 

But I honestly do get the spirit you intended behind the question and I agree with your answer.  I just despise both players these days. 

 

If they were to ever come on board as Red Wings then we'll see what happens.  The 'most severe' case of this phenomenon in my lifetime was the conversion of Chris Chelios.  Believe it or not, in his case I still mostly say, "I support whoever wears the Winged Wheel" instead of someone like say Zetterberg who I'm extremely happy is a Red Wing. 



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:22 PM

I agree it would take a gun to my head to make me choose, but in that scenario it would have to be Marchand - he's a dick, but Shaw is in a class by himself these days.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:45 PM

Im actually really baffled by some responses on here from those who are bashing Marchand. Im not calling anyone out or anything i just honestly had no idea so many people didnt like him. Is there a reason for all the hate? I may be biased, as the Bruins are my second favorite team in the league, but hes been awesome and a crucial player for the team pretty much since the day he joined the squad. Without him, they wouldnt of won the cup 2 years ago. I would take him in a heartbeat. Plays hard eveeyshift and has an edge on him even tho hes not very big. I guess im just curious as to why most of you dont like him?

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:28 PM

This is like deciding, if you want to jump from the right or left side into the sea. That said easily Shaw. Marchand is just acting tough, because the Bruins tough guys are having his back. This guy would play a very different style, if that wasn't the case. Shaw at least brings a physical element and is usable even without bodyguards.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:09 PM

Marchand easy.  Watching him work with Jagr and Bergeron has been awesome.

 

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:14 PM

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:46 AM

Im actually really baffled by some responses on here from those who are bashing Marchand. Im not calling anyone out or anything i just honestly had no idea so many people didnt like him. Is there a reason for all the hate? I may be biased, as the Bruins are my second favorite team in the league, but hes been awesome and a crucial player for the team pretty much since the day he joined the squad. Without him, they wouldnt of won the cup 2 years ago. I would take him in a heartbeat. Plays hard eveeyshift and has an edge on him even tho hes not very big. I guess im just curious as to why most of you dont like him?

 

Well, there is video on Youtube of him diving everywhere. I haven't seen him do much of that in this playoff season, but he does have a history.

 

Also, there was a game in 2010/2011, Detroit @ Boston, right after the Boston-Dallas brawl game. The Wings were blowing out the Bruins, and Marchand dropped his gloves and tried to fight Patty Eaves. Eaves just looked at him, shook his head, and skated away.



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:02 AM

Well, there is video on Youtube of him diving everywhere. I haven't seen him do much of that in this playoff season, but he does have a history.
 
Also, there was a game in 2010/2011, Detroit @ Boston, right after the Boston-Dallas brawl game. The Wings were blowing out the Bruins, and Marchand dropped his gloves and tried to fight Patty Eaves. Eaves just looked at him, shook his head, and skated away.



More reasonntonlike him. We need people actually wollingnto stop the gloves. Sad that eaves is that much of a ***** and not fight him.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:03 AM

brad i guess. hes a d bag but hes really good. shaw is a pest with some skill, i would honestly hate to see him in a wings jersey.



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:12 AM

More reasonntonlike him. We need people actually wollingnto stop the gloves. Sad that eaves is that much of a ***** and not fight him.

 LOL what?!

 

The score was like 5-0 at that point and there was no scrum beforehand. It was in the middle of the play. It made no sense to fight at that point....



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:51 AM

marchand is much better


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 02:16 AM

Marchand, love to hate him. I don't want no filthy Blackhawk on this team.


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 02:50 AM

Marchand 100% of the time. 

 

I don't like either of them, but like it or not Marchand is a very skilled hockey player. Shaw is an uglier Maltby basically.


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:58 AM

Marchand, hands down. He's excellent in the crease.
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Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:36 AM

Not even close:

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