Clear your schedules this Monday, February 13th! The Boston Sports Blog will be joining ilovebostonsports.com and the Bruins Johnny Boychuk at the next stop on the Bru-Tang Clan World Tour! Come down, chat with fans, check out the newest line of Bruins t-shirts, meet Johnny Boychuk, and get a few autographs. Not a bad day. If you missed Brad last week, make sure you come into Boston and meet Johnny next week! The event will be at the Real Deal Deli, located at 1882 Centre Street in West Roxbury from 3-5pm. What better way to spend the day before Valentine’s Day than with your favorite Bruins player? Thanks again to ilovebostonsports.com! We hope to see you guys there!
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Talkin’ with Marchand
At the end of the Brad Marchand signing I got a chance to kick it with Brad for a little bit and ask him a few questions about last year’s cup run and this year’s B’s squad. Check it out:
AM: Going back to the playoffs last season, what was your favorite part of the Stanley Cup run?
BM: I think my favorite part would be after we scored our fourth goal (in game 7 a 4-0 win), we were all on the bench celeberating watching the clock count down and we knew we had it and we knew we won it. Everyone’s kind of running back and forth on the bench giving each other hugs.
AM: How is this team different from the team that won the cup a year ago?
BM: Well we have three different guys but it’s not a whole lot different. We want to play the same way, we play hard and want to be tough to play against. We have Pouliot who came in and is playing really good hockey and Joe’s (Corvo) has played great too. We still have a great team and hopefully make another good run.
AM: Speaking of Joe, last night after your goal (against the Senators, tied the game 3-3) I saw that you were real pumped with him, what did you say to him?
BM: I said great job getting the puck to the net for me in a position where I could get a rebound, I just had to let him know (wry smile)
AM: Your on pace for a 70+ point season, what has been the key from last year to this year that has caused the increased production?
BM: I think a lot of it is who I am playing with (The Bru-tang Clan). Seguin and Bergy, they are both great players who make a lot of great plays. I’m learning to be a consistent player and learning to play your best every night, that’s what they (Claude and his staff) expect of you.
Just as everyone would probably guess, I can personally tell you Brad is a real laid back guy that everyone one of us would be down to throw some beers back with. 23 and Stanley Cup champion, doesn’t get much better than that. Thanks again to Brad for his time and answering my questions.
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Brad Marchand Event Recap
Yesterday, the Boston Sports Blog had the pleasure of joining I Love Boston Sports on the BU campus for an autograph and t-shirt signing with Bruins star Brad Marchand. The event was a complete success from start to finish, with a great turnout of Bruins fans eager to meet their favorite player. Fans had the opportunity to meet Marchand, chat with him, take pictures, and get an autograph. I Love Boston Sports also had their full line of Bruin’s gear on display, with a wide variety of creatively designed shirts and sweatshirts for all die hard Boston sports fans. Not going to lie, the Bru-Tang Clan line of apparel was sick! For most of the event, Marchand actually rocked a sweatshirt with him and the entire team as cartoon drawings, obviously with Brad as the leader of the clan. Anyways, the event was a great success all around. We were all pumped to join in on the event so again, big thanks to the guys at ilovebostonsports.com! Stay tuned for more info in the next week about another Bruins event that the Boston Sports Blog will be a part of!