Watch: What's wrong with Brad Marchand?
Barry Melrose looks at Brad Marchand's early-season struggles that has the forward on the third line for the Bruins. Through seven games played, Marchand has just one goal, one assist, and a plus/minus rating of -1.
"This guy has to play on an edge," says Melrose. "He has to be just a little ball of hate, he has to make people mad to play against him, he's got to be yapping, he's got to be chirping, he's got to be slashing... that's not the case right now."
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WHO'S DELIVERING THE CHECKS
Scott Burnside covers the NHL for ESPN.com. Before joining the website in 2005, he was a reporter for The Windsor Star and Toronto Sun. Burnside also co-authored the best-selling true crime book "Deadly Innocence."
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Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com, joining the website in Sept. 2008 after spending 13 years with The Canadian Press as its national hockey columnist. He is also a regular panelist for TSN of Canada.
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Craig Custance joined ESPN in Sept. 2011 to cover the NHL for ESPN the Magazine, ESPN Insider and ESPN.com. Previously, he covered hockey for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Sporting News.
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Katie Strang covers the NHL for ESPN.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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