Brad Marchand Trolls Critics With Hilariously Self-Aware ‘NHL’ Tweet

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Fair or not, Brad Marchand has a reputation for playing near — and sometimes over — the line of what’s considered “clean” hockey.

And the Boston Bruins left winger apparently is well aware of this criticism.

Marchand on Thursday tweeted a photo of an Xbox One controller along with the caption, “Anyone want to play some ‘NHL?’ ” Except the button scheme on Marchand’s controller doesn’t include actions such as stick lift, saucer pass or snapshot.

Check this out:

Well played, Brad.

While these types of controls obviously don’t exist in EA Sports’ long-running franchise, they more or less were present in the now-extinct “NHL Hitz” series, which we assume Marchand was a big fan of.

Thankfully for Marchand and his fellow gamers, the NHL’s controversial faceoff crackdown hasn’t made its way into “NHL 18” … yet.

Thumbnail photo via Brian Fluharty/USA TODAY Sports Images

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