It was the ultimate rags to riches story during the Bruins’ 2010-11 Stanley Cup championship season, and now it may lead to even more riches.
The Bruins have taken the first step toward retaining winger Brad Marchand.
BOSTON — There’s no question that Brad Marchand has been partying hard since the Bruins won the Stanley Cup last Wednesday.
VANCOUVER — While the holding the stick penalty Brad Marchand took late in the first period of Wednesday night’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final was admittedly dumb, there was no harm done.
BOSTON — Brad Marchand nearly assisted on a Steven Stamkos goal in the first period tonight.
BOSTON — Brad Marchand is still scoreless in the Bruins’ Eastern Conference Final with Tampa Bay.
And worse, his performance took a step backward in Game 4 yesterday.
TAMPA — Much to my chagrin, Bruins forward Brad Marchand and TSN/VS/NBC “between the benches” analyst Pierre McGuire are not involved in any blood feud.
BOSTON — Tampa Bay limited him to no shots on goal and victimized him for a minus-2 rating in last night’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, but Bruins forward Brad Marchand said today the Lightning didn’t contribute to his second-period meltdown.
BOSTON – Just based on their irascible on-ice nature, Bruins forward Brad Marchand and Lightning winger Steve Downie will undoubtedly be at each other’s throats from the moment both are on the ice at the same time in the upcoming Eastern Conference final between Boston and Tampa Bay.
BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron’s absence and the Bruins’ decision to fill his spot on their second line with Chris Kelly has created a somewhat unusual situation on the club’s second line.
Brad Marchand definitely has the owning up to one’s mistakes part of maturity down pat.
“I dove,” the Bruins’ rookie winger admitted Friday night when asked after Boston’s series-clinching victory about his exchange of checks with Philadelphia’s Kris Versteeg that resulted in coincidental minors in the first period.
BOSTON — Bruins winger Brad Marchand was credited with seven hits through two periods of tonight’s Game 3 victory.
PHILADELPHIA — It didn’t take long for Philadelphia defenseman Chris Pronger to get irritated with the Bruins.