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Brad Marchand for Patrick Marleau? Are you fucking kidding me?

Are you fucking dicking me Jimmy Murphy?

 Is this real life or is this just fantasy?

There’s no way Peter Chiarelli isn’t on a bender in Mexico drunk dialing GMs and being like “Hey, you want Marchand well go fuck ya mother!” and then starts bursts out laughing. With Doug Wilson, he probably said “Do you want Marchand…” and before he could finish he drunkenly dropped his phone into the pool bar he’s been pissing at for the last four hours.

What?

We all do it. It is a fucking pool bar.

The only thing Marleau brings to the table that Marchand has been lacking lately is a touch to put the puck in the net but that could be attributed to Marleau playing with guys like Logan Couture. Everything else doesn’t make a lick of sense.

The Bruins need speedier players to keep up with Montreal and Tampa and Marleau is slower than Marchand.
The Bruins are currently in a little cap crunch thanks to Jarome Iginla’s bonus from last season and Chiarelli handing out contract like it is “fun size” snickers on Halloween. Marleau is signed for 3 more years at $6.66M per year.
The Bruins currently have to figure out contracts for:

bruins rfa

 

and

bruins ufa

 

Any of those guys they want to bring back as unrestricted free agents (namely Iginla, potentially Johnson). All of this with cap space of about $9M, which isn’t a lot. In fact the Bruins have the third least amount of cap space to work with in the NHL, behind only Chicago and Philly.

Ultimately, it makes no sense for the Bruins to acquire a guy like Marleau, especially because Marleau is a pure center unless that means moving David Krejci. So then what happens? You have a line of Lucic-Marleau-Iginla and watch them go from blue line to blue line in 45 minutes? Woof, talk about going the wrong way in the speed direction.

While I hate the idea of trading Brad Marchand in general, if the right package comes along – deuces kid. This, though, isn’t even close to the right package for Marchand.

Pez

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