Boston Bruins forward Broad Marchand has been hated in many areas of the National Hockey League and this will never change, especially in Canada.
Following his family’s victory over Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, the man who played the hero in the third period has been suspended for three games for his gesture against Oliver Ekman-Larson. (Video above), Questioned about the Canadian people.
“The business in Canada is that they really have a passion for hockey,” he said at first. Hockey is a way of life in Canada. There are a lot of passionate supporters.
“There are a lot of teams in Canada that are not doing well and it’s hard for players. Their families are bullied, their kids are bullied at school.
“So the fans can be a big part of the failures of the Canadian teams. They make the lives of the players miserable at times. They are definitely urging the players to play for teams that do not have that kind of fans. So the fans have to look at themselves in the mirror.
Marchand lived on both sides of the coin with Canadian fans. Although he was hated as a Bruins player, he was frequently hailed as a member of the Canadian Championship teams at the World Cup, World Hockey Championship and World Junior Hockey Championships.