Brad Marchand is not a popular man in Tampa Bay, and not just because he’s racked up two assists in Tuesday’s game between the Lightning and Boston Bruins.
Many believe that he didn’t exactly learn his lesson, as he pulled this move on Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman, avoiding a penalty in the game itself. The caption on this GIF says it all for many in the hockey world:
Now, there are plenty of incidents that go without a penalty only to result in a fine or suspension.
To reiterate, plenty of people are unhappy with Marchand. The ire isn’t limited to Lightning fans.
We’ll see if Marchand gets a fine, suspension or no punishment at all. Whatever happens, it’s no secret that he’s a polarizing presence.
Here’s video of the trip that drew that $10K fine:
The Bruins ended up beating the Lightning 4-3 in regulation.