One hundred point season. Check. Stanley Cup champion. Check. Trash talk king. Check. There’s a reason “Chirpy. Antagonistic. Indomitable. Irritating” are the first four words in Brad Marchand’s NHL.com bio.
Patrick Sharp told a story on NBC Sports about the length’s Marchand would go to get under an opposing player’s skin:
— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) May 17, 2019
There’s a reason Barack Obama once called Marchand a “little ball of hate.”
Check it out at the 2:03 mark below:
Marchand has 18 points through 17 games this postseason and only has amassed 10 penalty minutes. Maybe this Little Ball of Hate is growing up right before our eyes.