Brad Marchand Calls Out the NHL For Violating Player Privacy

Published April 23, 2023 at 10:25 PM
BY AARON
     
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The Boston Bruins have taken a commanding lead in their first-round series against the Florida Panthers, following a 5-2 victory in Game 4.

However, Brad Marchand, instead of commending his team's performance, criticized the NHL for their use of hot mics during games.

"I think the NHL and the media outlets have crossed the line to allow those mics ..."

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Controversy Surrounding Hot Mics


During intense moments, players may utter words that don't necessarily reflect their values.

One could argue that the NHL mic's up players to give fans insight into their personalities. However, when a player is inadvertently caught on a hot mic, it can be an embarrassment for both the player and the league.


The situation reflects poorly on the NHL, and its executives are likely not pleased. However, the decision to air such content lies with the broadcast team, not the league.

As playoff intensity increases, more players may be caught on hot mics making inappropriate remarks.

Marchand is aware of this, but it won't deter him or other players from engaging in trash talk. He believes it's the NHL's responsibility to intervene and address the issue.

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