Assigning credit for Brad Marchand's success
On Sunday, Mike Babcock joked that he is responsible for Brad Marchand becoming one of the league’s best players because he put him on Sidney Crosby’s line at the World Cup of Hockey.
“I shouldn’t have done that,” Babcock said, per the Toronto Star. “I should have put (Marchand) on the fifth line, sucked the life out of him.”
While Babcock was obviously joking, it did get us thinking about who actually does deserve credit for Marchand’s success. Here are some candidates.