Brad Marchand Recorded A Hilarious Message After Grabbing A Random Kid’s Phone And NHL Fans Loved It

Brad Marchand Grabs Random Fan's Phone And Records Awesome Message

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  • Brad Marchand continued his redemption arc after grabbing a phone from a young fan and recording a message while leaving the ice during pregame warmups
  • NHL fans ate it up, as even his biggest haters admitted it was an awesome move
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If you’re at least casually acquainted with professional wrestling, then you’re probably familiar with the concept of a “heel turn,” which occurs when a personality who’s been marketed as a villain undergoes a reinvention that leads to them being embraced by fans.

Those about-faces are typically the result of a carefully calculated behind-the-scenes decision, but there are also plenty of people who play a “real” sport who’ve traveled down a similar path to redemption thanks to a certain moment (or, more often, a series of them) that makes fans who once despise them think, “Wait, do I actually like this person now?”

That’s the question basically anyone who doesn’t root for the Boston Bruins has recently found themself pondering courtesy of the one and only Brad Marchand, the infamous pest who seemed like one of the least likely candidates for this particular treatment based on his long, long history of antagonistic behavior on the ice.

Marchy garnered a ton of praise earlier this week thanks to a couple of hilarious chirps he delivered during a blossoming feud with the Carolina Hurricanes, and on Thursday night, The Rat King cheesed it up after grabbing a phone out of the hand of a young Bruins fan while leaving the ice following the pregame skate before recording an awesome message.

After the video made the rounds, a number of avowed Marchand Haters chimed in to give credit where credit is due.

Unfortunately, Marchand did not have a lot of fun when everything was said and done, as he was knocked out of the game following a hit that injured his shoulder (Thursday night was a particularly confusing one for NHL fans, as the notoriously dirty Tom Wilson drew praise across the board for delivering a devastatingly clean check on Anton Blidh early in the contest).

Here’s to hoping he makes a speedy recovery.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.