Brad Marchand delivers a brutal slew foot, no penalty but suspension looms
Last night, I witnessed one of the most brutal slew foots in ages. In Boston’s 3-0 win over the Rangers, Brad Marchand took Derick Brassard to the boards. The video below shows just how violent it was.
Afterwards, Brassard was not pleased with Marchand’s actions. When asked by MSG’s John Giannone about the play he immediately identified it as a dirty hit. What was even more perplexing is the explanation he received from the on-ice officials who all four felt it was a clean hit.
Brad Marchand had no comments on the hit after the game but apparently the NHL Department of Player Safety is already reviewing the play.
The Department of Player Safety will be reviewing the Brad Marchand slew foot, per a source.
— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) January 16, 2015
We will stay with this story as new developments occur.