Bear Knuckle Bouts: Brad Marchand Answers Andrew Cogliano’s Challenge, Holds His Own in Edmonton


Editor's note: Every day leading up to the start of the 2011-12 season, will post one fight  from the 2010-11 Bruins season. At the end of each week, fans can vote for what they thought was the best fight of the week, and after every fight has been posted, they can vote on which fight was the best of the year.

Nearly everything in Brad Marchand’s rookie campaign went his way. The first fight of his NHL career certainly could have gone better, but the small forward didn’t back down to Andrew Cogliano and held his own for the fight.

Marchand had both hands on Cogliano’s sweater for most of the fight, but was able to record a takedown at the end.

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