The Most Hated Man in Hockey (ENCORE)

ESPN Daily

Mar 6 2023 • 32 mins

Brad Marchand contains multitudes. Sure, the Boston Bruins winger could be called the most hated man in hockey…he’s served eight suspensions in his career, and he was recently fined the max amount for a “dangerous trip” on an opponent. But Marchand is also one of the top scorers in the NHL, integral to the Bruins’ league-leading offense. He’s known for cheap shots, punching opposing players, licking faces, and was once given the nickname “Little Ball of Hate” from former President Barack Obama. With the Bruins in the midst of a historic season, Greg Wyshynski tells us what Marchand can do to help his team, and explains his complicated legacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit