Every sport has a weird side to it, and the weirdness is what makes the game interesting. Imagine yourself enjoying a game without any scandals or off-pitch occurrences – one in which everything proceeds as expected. It’d be boring.
So if you think the famous players of the NHL are devoid of any shred of quirkiness, think again. There are numerous NHL players who have both made headlines and made people shake their heads in pure bewilderment. Here are some of the biggest dirtbags in NHL history:
1. Bryan Marchment
Many people regard Bryan Marchment as the father of all scumbags in NHL. Bryan Marchment is among the players with the worst records when it comes to being on the wrong side of the laws of the game.
The man had a technique that was branded by his opponent players “That Bad Move.” Many opponent players complained of Bryan’s intentions to go down with them knee to knee and try to hurt them.
Many players and fans regarded him as a player who didn’t give a hoot about other players’ safety. There was one time Ron Sutter had a taste of “That Bad Move.” Marchment delivered a painful spear to Sutter. He probably spent a big part of his career injuring people on the field.
However, one of the funny things about Bryan Marchment that we will never forget is when once he got Wendel Clark angry and led to a classic meltdown branded “Stu Grimson.”