READ: Brad Marchand responds to trade talks out of Boston

Published May 22, 2022 at 2:38 PM
Ever since the Boston Bruins were knocked out of the first round of the playoffs from the Carolina Hurricanes, there has been a lot of speculation of whats next for the Boston Bruins.

First, captain Patrice Bergeron has been rumoured to either be considering retirement or signing with a team closer to home in the offseason. But he shut down those rumours of signing elsewhere, saying if he plays anywhere it's going to be for the Boston Bruins. Unfortunately for Bruins fans though, retirement still looks to be the way he is is leaning currently.

If Bergeron does not return, that is a huge blow for the Bruins as they are very weak in depth at center, and you will not be able to find a center to the calibre of Bergeron at the price he was at.

But also a huge question has been Brad Marchand. Marchand is having surgery this offseason:

After this surgery, who knows what the recovery time will be and what Marchand's status will be for next season, so there is much unknown for the Bruins at the moment for the 2022-23 season.

Ian McLaren of the Locked on Bruins podcast tweeted recently that the Bruins should trade Marchand this offseason:

Medium hot take: If Patrice Bergeron retires, the Bruins should absolutely explore the trade market for Brad Marchand. This isn't a salary dump for picks and prospects. This would have to be a hockey deal with high end players coming back. Chara, Krug, Krejci, Bergeron could all be gone with zero to show for it. Marchand could help fuel the next wave.

Which Marchand responded to a few days later:

Judging by this response, it looks like Marchand wants to be a Bruin, so good news Bruins fans!
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READ: Brad Marchand responds to trade talks out of Boston

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