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Brad Marchand | Winger

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 183
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Brad Marchand's off-season work on his conditioning has been evident during the first few days of training camp.
"He and Bergy (Patrice Bergeron), they've both had been a half-step ahead," said Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli. "They're playing well. We talked a little bit (after last season) about his conditioning, and he was going to try some different things. He wasn't entirely happy with his play, and I know we weren't. He said he was going to work hard at his conditioning this summer and I think we're seeing a good start to that." Marchand said he feels quicker and his comfort with the puck has increased as well. Sep 22 - 9:57 AM

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Brad Marchand worked on his conditioning over the summer after struggling in the 2014 playoffs.

Marchand had no goals and five assists in 12 postseason games. "When you don't have the same conditioning then it's tough to keep up with the play," Marchand said. "You may have a burst of speed early on in the shift, but it dies off quickly. I tried to focus a little more on endurance, and hopefully that will help. I changed it up and focused more on anaerobic and endurance [training], and we'll see if that helps." As far as the 2013-14 regular season went, Marchand had 25 goals and 53 points in 82 contests, which is on par with what we've come to expect from him.
Sep 9 - 6:53 PM

Brad Marchand was asked to name the NHL player that irritates him the most and he didn't need time to come up with his answer.

"Tomas Plekanec from Montreal…I hate him," Marchand said. "I can't stand him. No, I probably shouldn't say that. I dislike him very much. Now somebody is going to call and get mad at me tomorrow." The rivalry between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens is always heated, but tensions are particularly high after Montreal edged out Boston in seven games in the second round of the 2014 playoffs.
Jul 30 - 9:11 AM

Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli shot down rumors that the Bruins were looking to trade Brad Marchand.

Chiarelli said that he doesn't have plans to trade Marchand and specifically shot down a rumor that he would be part of a trade to bring San Jose's Patrick Marleau to Boston. The Bruins are in a difficult cap situation and moving Marchand's $4.5 million annual salary would be useful to them for that reason. Teams usually don't disclose their plans to trade a player before it happens, so we recommend taking Chiarelli's denials with a grain of salt.
Jun 13 - 12:16 PM

The Boston Bruins might shop Brad Marchand over the summer.

Boston is in a rough position from a salary cap perspective and unloading Marchand's $4.5 million annual cap hit would go a long way towards fixing that. He's coming off of a solid season where he scored 25 goals and 53 points in 82 games despite a slow start, but he wasn't able to find the back of the net in the playoffs.
Jun 8 - 9:12 AM

Brad Marchand lamented his missed opportunities after Boston was eliminated from the postseason on Wednesday night.

"It's very tough. I think the opportunities were there," he said. "Every game I had opportunities, but sometimes they go in, sometimes they didn't. Maybe it was a lack of focus or I didn't bear down enough, but I didn't come up big when the team needed me and (it's) very frustrating." Marchand had no goals and five assists in 12 games in the playoffs. He had some difficulty getting going in the regular season as well before finishing with 25 goals and 53 points in 82 matches.
May 15 - 10:47 AM

Brad Marchand is still looking for his first goal of the 2014 postseason.

He has 26 shots and no goals to show for them thus far. He has contributed five assists in 11 contests. Marchand will try to end his slump in Game 7 on Wednesday night back in Boston.
May 13 - 9:52 AM

As expected, Brad Marchand dressed in Game 1 versus Montreal on Thursday.

He opted to sit out the team's morning skate, with what is believed to be an illness, but was fine to play when the second round began with a 4-3 double overtime loss. Marchand earned two assists in the match after going five straight games without a point in Round 1 against Detroit. He also had three shots and five hits on Thursday night.
May 2 - 7:26 AM

Brad Marchand didn't take part in Thursday's optional morning skate.

Daniel Paille took Marchand's place on the second line, as he did during Tuesday's session. Marchand is believed to be dealing with an illness, but he practiced on Wednesday. Coach Claude Julien didn't say what Marchand's status was, but we going to believe that he plays Thursday night.
May 1 - 2:59 PM

Brad Marchand was back on the ice for practice Wednesday after he missed Tuesday's session.

"Just felt like taking the day off," said Marchand, who may have been battling an illness. "Called (coach) Claude (Julien) and said I'm not coming in. He's a good guy like that." He's expected to be ready to play in Game 1 against Montreal on Thursday night. Marchand will play alongside his regular linemates, Patrice Bergeron and Reilly Smith.
May 1 - 10:36 AM

Brad Marchand received some words of encouragement from Jarome Iginla after he missed on some wide-open nets in Round 1 against Detroit.

"The last few years there has been a lot of good leadership here and a lot of guys you can learn from when you miss opportunities," said Marchand. "They're not coming off the ice breaking their sticks and snapping. They're focused on the next opportunity. I talked to Iggy after the game about how many opportunities good goalscorers get every year. You feel like you have sure goals (and you don't score) and then you score into a small pocket. Hearing that from him, one of the best goalscorers ever, is relieving." Marchand didn't have a point in Boston's five-game series versus the Red Wings, but the chances were there. He will look to rebound against Montreal later this week.
Apr 28 - 10:17 AM

Brad Marchand missed a couple of yawning cage opportunities in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over Detroit.

So he was relieved when teammate Jarome Iginla scored in the extra session to give the Bruins a 3-1 lead in the series. "I think I gave him a huge kiss there," said Marchand. "It was great to have him score that goal and I'll be able to sleep good tonight." Marchand doesn't have a point yet in four playoff games, so he plans to avoid getting involved in scrums for a while. He thinks he plays better when he's "playing hard and gritty."
Apr 25 - 6:52 AM

Brad Marchand was tripped by Brendan Smith's leg in the second and appeared to be hurt on the play.

He was able to return, though. Marchand favored his other leg when he went got up, which prompted some criticism on Twitter. "That’s why they're on the Twitter-verse and they're not playing in this league," Marchand said. "I twisted my other leg when I landed." He wasn't agitated with Smith for the play and was glad that he escaped without getting injured.
Apr 23 - 8:05 AM

Brad Marchand picked up his first power-play goal of the season in Sunday's regular season finale.

He also earned an assist on Loui Eriksson's power-play tally late in the first period. He received an average of just 29 seconds of ice time per match with the man advantage this season. Marchand registered 25 goals on the year, including five shorthanded. He had a tough start, but found his form as it progressed.
Apr 14 - 10:29 AM

Brad Marchand turned around his season after a particularly slow start.

The Bruin sparkplug registered only four points in 12 October games and looked as lost as he looked in the 2013 playoffs. However, since the beginning of November, Marchand registered 46 points in 68 games. With 50 points overall he is only five off his career high of 55 set in the 2011-12 season. What is even more impressive about Marchand's offensive output is that not a single point was registered on the power play. Marchand remains a solid mid-round fantasy pick.
Apr 12 - 9:24 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Matt Fraser
4Daniel Paille
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Chris Kelly
D1Zdeno Chara
2Johnny Boychuk
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Seidenberg
5Adam McQuaid
6Matt Bartkowski
7Kevan Miller
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg