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Brad Marchand fined for slew foot

Posted on: December 12, 2011 5:46 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2011 5:48 pm

By: Adam Gretz

A full week after it happened, the NHL announced on Monday afternoon that Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been fined $2,500 for a slew footing incident that took place during Boston's 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins last week.

The play, which you can see in the above video, took place as the two players chased the puck behind the Pittsburgh net early in the second period with Marchand kicking Niskanen's legs out from under him. As the play started to go back the other direction, the two players exchanged words for a few seconds before dropping the gloves and taking part in a lengthy fight.

As always needs to be pointed out when a fine is issued, the $2,500 number is the largest fine that the NHL is allowed to hand out.

Marchand was issued a two-minute minor for tripping on the play, as well as the five-minute major for fighting.

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Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 9:15 pm

Brad Marchand fined for slew foot

I was watching game that night.  Thought the same thing.  Didn't seem to be dirty or trying to hurt him.  Players can get injured so quickly when they get slew footed like that though.

Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2011 11:16 am

Brad Marchand fined for slew foot

Now to figure out a nickname for Marchand that incorporates some use of the term "slew-footing". &nbs
p;  Glad he received some supplemental discipline for that, no need for that, can end a career messing around with players legs and knees.   I'm assuming it wasn't completely deliberate.  

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2011 9:18 pm

Brad Marchand fined for slew foot

It was a hard hit by Barch. I don't think it was cheap or dirty, but it was definitely pretty rough.

My favorite part to the video though is how Campbell and Thornton had both already dropped the gloves and were going over to Barch. Thornton even got there a half second after Campbell but managed to find himself in front of Barch. I do like how the Bruins stand up for each other.

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