You either love or hate him, but you can’t deny that Brad Marchand is a great hockey player. He’s one of the key figures of the Boston Bruins and has been for quite some time.
Marchand is nowadays a true veteran and someone who carries his team and teammates, but that’s not always been the case. When Marchand was younger, he was through many controversies and often found himself in some kind of trouble on the ice.
Brad Marchand is loved in Boston, and he’s often praised for his amazing work in the community. But that hasn’t always been the case.
It’s not easy to not exactly how you should behave if you’re new to a team in the NHL.
Marchand’s former teammate in Boston, Mark Recchi, was on the Cam&Strick Podcast and talked about how Marchand wanted to buy a Lamborghini in his only second year in the league.
”Me and Bergeron obviously spent a lot of time with him, I mean we played together for a year and a half, we constantly played with each other,” he said.
”There would be times when I Had to tell him to calm down, to settle down. But he was great, and he was very respectful. A great teammate and I loved him.
”In his second year, when we won the Cup, he came to me, and he was like, ’Hey, Recchs, I’m thinking of buying this Lamborghini.’
”I was like, ’Think about the cons and pros with this. Come on. It’s your second year. It’s probably not the smartest move. You’ll probably want to wait a few years before you do that.’ He was like, ’Yeah, you’re right.’
”He was awesome, and he was a great guy, and he is a hell of a player. Let me tell you something, I didn’t see that when he first got called up, and when I started playing with him I realized, ’Wow, this kid can play.’”