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Boston Bruins captain Brad Marchand skating during warmups
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Brad Marchand makes shocking statement about rivalry with Maple Leafs

Published April 18, 2024 at 8:42 PM
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The Boston Bruins are set to face the Toronto Maple Leafs yet again in the playoffs this year. Today, Bruins captain Brad Marchand revealed that the rivalry between the teams has reached another level.

While the NHL regular season still has a couple of games left to resolve, the playoff matchups have mostly been set by now. Including one of the highly anticipated matchups in the Eastern conference, yet another series between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs, set to start this Saturday.

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Ahead of the matchup, Bruins captain Brad Marchand commented on the rivalry between the teams. Notably, the Leafs and Bruins have faced each other three times since 2013, all in the 1st round. Each series was decided in seven games, all three going to the Bruins. There most recent matchup was in 2019, when the Bruins made the Stanley Cup finals. Marchand believes that the rivalry with the Leafs has surpassed their rivalry with the Canadiens, likely due to the recent success of the Leafs while the Habs remain in a rebuild.

#NHLBruins winger Brad Marchand was asked about the rivalry with #LeafsForever and said he thinks it has surpassed the one with #GoHabsGo.


During his interview, Marchand also revealed that he was a Leafs fan growing up. He's been on the record saying this in the past, but it comes as a good time to remind fans how the rivalry affects players on an individual level.

He also admitted that the Leafs were his favorite team growing up. Not surprisingly, he said Darcy Tucker and Doug Gilmour were his favs.


Will this finally be the year the Leafs beat the Bruins in a playoff series? They last did so in 1959. Will the Bruins continue their recent success against them? Only time will tell. Regardless, it will certainly be an exciting series to watch. Be sure to stay tuned to see who comes out on top.
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