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Elliotte Friedman joined Hockey Central @ Noon to talk about the suspension to Brad Marchand, and why missing the Winter Classic hurts more than missing multiple regular games.
I tweeted a short version of Bill Belichick skating earlier today, here is a longer version.
Marchand: "I just want to acknowledge the situation that I've put my team in for being undisciplined & affecting the game for them"
Marchand: "I truly am sorry to everyone about this situation & it was not my intent to make a hit or try and injure anyone on that play"
Marchand: "it's obviously something we were looking forward to but I respect the decision that the League has made & I'm going to live w/it"
added 11:25am, below, watch Marchand with the statement.
Here is the explanation...
Some great memories, enjoy the old-time video clips.
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Here he is.
Some people had him fired last summer. A Las Vegas betting site had him listed as the likeliest coach to get axed first this season. And he was asked at a media briefing three games into the season about his job security.
Well guess what, folks, Claude Julien not only made it to the Winter Classic, the league's biggest regular-season stage, but he's a Jack Adams Award candidate right now to boot.
Surprised? Don't be. The 55-year-old from Orleans, Ontario, is a blue-collar battler if there ever was one.
"He's resilient," former Bruins winger Gregory Campbell said over the phone this week from Columbus.
Why? Watch below...
Brad Marchand doing what he does...
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from Joe McDonald of ESPN,
ESPN.com spoke recently with the Bruins team president about the upcoming Winter Classic and the state of his team.
JM: Speaking of growing the game, what are your thoughts about expansion in the NHL?
CN: Well, you want it to be right. As far as enough players, I guess it could be debatable. Can an expansion team be a competitive team early in its expansion? It's hard to say. It has to be right and that's why the league has taken its time because they want to make sure it's right. It would be nice to have balanced conferences, I can say that.
JM: What was it like having that conversation with Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs about all the offseason changes, and telling him he had to be patient with the new plans?
CN: First of all, [hopefully he] had the confidence that maybe these guys know what they're talking about, or at least hopefully about that. You look at the core group, we still have a world-class goalie [Tuukka Rask], still have a real difficult shutdown defenseman in [Zdeno] Chara, we still have [David] Krejci, [Patrice] Bergeron, [Brad] Marchand and we've seen Loui [Eriksson] improve again last year, so we still felt we had really good components to a good team. The amount of times I've talked to Mr. Jacobs is on a regular basis, so it's not necessarily just one two-hour conversation; it's conversations over a period of time.
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