Brad Marchand is very associated with the Boston Bruins.
Marchand was drafted by the organization in the third round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, and now, he’s the captain of the team.
Marchand will reach the magical 1,000 games played with the Bruins and in the NHL in the upcoming weeks, and he’s an enormous fan favorite at TD Garden.
That’s why it was so special hearing him reveal his favorite team growing up, and he wasn’t exactly proud having to announce it.
Over the years, Brad Marchand has developed quite a fierce rivalry with the Toronto Maple Leafs, given how many times he and his Bruins have eliminated them in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Marchand grew up on the East Coast of Canada, and just like so many others, he grew up without an NHL team nearby.
Many from that area of Canada support either the Montreal Canadians or the Toronto Maple Leafs, and during a recent Bruins game, Marchand revealed that his favorite team growing up was the Maple Leafs.
It’s perhaps a bit sensitive, given how associated he is with the Bruins these days and how things have been going for the Maple Leafs for a long time, and Marchand obviously didn’t feel all that comfortable admitting to the fact.
”Hi I’m Brad Marchand,” Marchand said, still with a lot of enthusiasm in his voice.
”My favorite team growing up was the Toronto Maple Leafs,” continued Marchand, with a lowered voice and body language.
The video of Marchand confessing about his favorite team growing up quickly went viral, with everyone feeling the absolute pain in his voice when saying it.
”I am embarrassed for him,” one user said on X.
”He said it with the proper amount of shame,” another said.
”Bro’s literally embarrassed,” a third added.