Bruins GM Don Sweeney addresses Brad Marchand's future in Boston

Nick Matthews
May 23, 2024  (10:55)

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Bruins GM Don Sweeney revealed what the future holds for Brad Marchand in Boston this week after the 2nd round loss to the Florida Panthers.

Noted Leafs killer and 15-year Boston Bruin Brad Marchand would truthfully look weird in any other jersey. Marchand has always been a handful for opposing teams. He is the type of player you would love to have on your own team, but hate to play against.
When Sweeney was asked about his captain this week, the message was a simple one. The Bruins GM said Marchand would be "a Bruin for life".
Marchand is the last of the historic Bruins team that won the Stanley cup in 2010-2011. He is also the last of a Bruins leadership era that had the likes of superstars Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron captain the club. The torch was passed to Marchand ahead of this past season, as he was named the 27th captain in franchise history.
Even though Marchand is not as dominant as he used to be, and we will probably not see another 100 point season from the league's most valuable pest, he still a force on the ice. Marchand finished 2nd in team scoring with 67 points in 82 games in 2023-24. Marchand was also dominant during the 1st round in their series against Toronto and in their 2nd round series against Florida, putting up an impressive 10 points in 11 playoff games.
It is clear that Marchand represents the Bruins brand in great capacity as he is defensively responsible, hard to play against and will get into the 'dirty areas' to score.
As a Leafs fan it's tough to say this, but the league will be worse off without Marchand in it when he finally hangs up the skates, as he is truly a unique player that knows how to make an impact each and every night.
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Bruins GM Don Sweeney addresses Brad Marchand's future in Boston

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