Brad Marchand reveals what he’s been doing to Patrice Bergeron lately

Brad Marchand reveals what he’s been doing to Patrice Bergeron lately

Can’t blame him, I guess!



Boston Bruins captain Brad Marchand is on a mission. He admitted on Thursday when he was a guest on the Pat McAfee Show. While the Boston Bruins are having a good 2023-24 season so far, it won’t stop the new captain from coaxing his longtime teammate and friend, Patrice Bergeron, out of retirement.

Marchand, who explained how he and Bergeron are still communicating even if they are no longer teammates, revealed how his former captain is getting almost annoyed with the pesty forward asking him to return to the Bruins.

“I think he gets annoyed with how much I ty to push him to come back at some point, but I think he’s excited about his next step and, I try not to be too hard on him.”

It would be quite surprising to see 38-year-old Bergeron make a return to the NHL, at least as a player on the ice, especially since he thought his time to ponder his decision over the summer. He ultimately decided to put an end to his career after 19 seasons, and though he admits to missing hockey, he is sure of his choice and loves spending time with his family.
But as Marchand said, the two men are still close friends and always reaches out to Bergy for some advice.

“We built an incredible friendship, we speak a lot, not only hockey stuff, but again just typical friends stuff, and I talk to him all the time about it.”

Marchand has been doing well as the franchise’s new captain despite his early season anxiety in taking on the role. He knew there was no replacing guys like Bergeron and Zdeno Chara.

“There’s lot of pressure following a guy like Bergy. Not only Bergy, but also Z [Zdeno Chara] before that. Our last two captains have been two of the best captains, not just for our team, but in the history of this game. To fall in their shoes, I’ve been very stressed and had a lot of anxiety about it.”

Marchand can be proud with his Bruins sitting atop the Atlantic Division heading into mid-season.

We can also understand that despite recording 35 points in 37 games, Marchand would love to have Bergeron back on his line for the postseason.

So would the fans, am I right?

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