There have been a lot of story lines for the Boston Bruins this season. Whether it’s positive like Torey Krug’s excellent rookie showing and Tuukka Rask’s Vezina worth performance, or negative like Brad Marchand’s poor start. Marchand started the season in a bad rut, and it was clearly hurting the development of any chemistry. However, over the last few games, “Mar-Shand” has begun to turn it around.
I don’t mean to be the conspiracy theorist, but I think Tyler Seguin’s departure had a negative effect on Marchand in the offseason, and it carried over into the regular season.
This is of course based on literally nothing but my own thoughts; though I do think there is something behind it. I wonder if the trade caused some Marchand to step away from his game a little bit. I’m sure the partying aspects of his past have lessened since the famous (or infamous) shirtless pictures, but I think this trade took away his confidence in two areas.
One area I’m referring to is the edge he plays with. Marchand has developed a bit of reputation throughout the NHL as a “rat”. He’s the type of player you absolutely loathe unless he’s on your team. He plays with an edge, on a fine line, or whatever sports cliché you want to use. Over the last three seasons Marchand has learned how to walk on that fine.
The other area is his security. I may be off base here, but I’m pretty confident when I say that when Marshy watched his buddy get shipped out of town, it totally took away his job security. Seguin and Marchand, despite their small age difference, came up together, signed long term contracts together, then got split up by a trade. That has to be an eye-opening experience for a young player. Especially considering Seguin’s situation in which many thought he was an untouchable franchise player. For Marchand, I think it scared him straight, but it might’ve scared him a little to straight.
All Bruins’ forward David Krejci has done in his career is lead the NHL in playoff scoring in 2011 and 2013 as his team split their Stanley Cup appearances. He has been nothing but a stalwart on the Bruins first line centering the likes of Milan Luic, Nathan Horton and future hall of famer Jarome Iginla. To no one’s surprise David Krejci was named the new alternate captain upon Andrew Ference’s departure to Edmonton and it’s well deserved. Krejci has become a cornerstone of the Bruins franchise this millennium.
So let’s step into the Black & Gold time machine and look back at David Krejci’s hockey journey.
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Members of the Boston Bruins conducted their annual holiday toy shopping spree at Target in Everett, MA today. Shawn Thornton, Torey Krug, Zdeno Chara, Jarome Iginla, Reilly Smith, Loui Eriksson and Dennis Seidenberg all took part in the fun for a great cause.
The toys purchased at the Holiday Toy Shopping event presented by Wynn Everett will be delivered to hospitals and charities around Boston and given as gifts to over 600 children who are unable to celebrate the holidays at home. Bruins Hall of Famer Ray Bourque started the holiday toy shopping and delivery tradition when he was captain, and the event has continued through the years. Bruins Alternate Captain Patrice Bergeron will spearhead the Bruins Toy Shopping and Delivery for the fourth year.
The organizations receiving this year’s toy donations include Boston Children’s Hospital, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Shriners Hospital for Children, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Toys for Tots Malden Campaign, and Housing Families of Malden.
Reason #2359, why hockey players are the BEST…..
Well Bruins Alternate Captain David Krejci wasn’t fist pumping when he found his skates this morning…
Do you stick your skates in the microwave to heat them up?
You know one thing for sure David Krejci will have sweet revenge.
You just don’t mess with the “quiet” ones…
In other Black & Gold News, footage has surfaced that Sponge Bob Square Pants is a HUGE Loui Eriksson fan…
Sponge Bob must be infatuated by Loui’s EPIC “Pornstache”!
Pot of Baked Beans Goes To @kassandrababee & Reddit!
Members of the Boston Bruins teamed up with Gillette for their Movember campaign to raise awareness for men’s health. Great cause, no doubt about it, but some of the players’ facial hair bordered on X-Rated. They would give adult star Ron Jeremy a run for his money for best “Pornstache”.
An otherwise normal mustache that somehow manages to do nothing but make its owner look seedy.
Seedy is putting it mildly…..
Top Three Black & Gold “Pornstaches”:
3. Daniel Paille – the scary dude at the gym
2. Brad Marchand – the high class wannabe that would slip you a roofie
1. Loui Eriksson – the porn producer that shoots skin flicks in the back of his van
Pot Of Baked Beans Goes To Reddit!
The Bear & The Gang is back in Decemberish. I saw the trailer at the Thanksgiving Showdown versus the Rangers and I along with the TD Garden crowd was in stitches. This is pure comedic brilliance by the Bruins marketing department.
Can’t wait to see the first episode! Well done Bruins, well done!