Brad Marchand is one of the most divisive figures in the NHL right now. He is unquestionably one of the league’s most gifted skaters, and most people would love to have him on their squad if given the opportunity. Brad recently swore on live television when remarking that there are some things they should avoid saying while wearing a microphone during a game.
Marchand’s ability to get under his opponents’ skin is part of what makes him so effective. In a 2019 player survey, he was named the NHL’s best and worst trash-talker. His chirping talents make him an ideal candidate for being mic’d up during a game, which is exactly what TNT did when the Bruins met the Canadiens in Boston on Wednesday night.
Prior to the game, the broadcast crew conducted an unusual interview with Marchand while he skated about during pregame warmups. They asked him throughout the chat if he and the other players had been obliged to tone down what they said since they knew their conversations were being taped for posterity.
This resulted in an all-time mic’d up moment, when Marchy acknowledged having already spoken stuff and afterward realized it.
“You’ve got to be careful. There’s some things you say sometimes where you’re like, ‘Sh*it, I hope they didn’t…”
The infamous pest is reviled by many fans due to a history that has given him a reputation as a filthy player. When you consider that Marchand scored two goals in 15 seconds in the first period before completing his hat trick midway through the second. Fans may want him to attempt dropping obscenities on live television more frequently before games.
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