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Brad Marchand gets on Connor Bedard's nerves ahead of their first matchup

Published October 13, 2023 at 11:44
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Now the Bruins' new captain, Brad Marchand had his press availability before puck drop in their season-opener against the Chicago Blackhawks. Marchand was asked if he could impart any advice to the rookie phenom, Connor Bedard.

Reporter: Do you have any advice for Connor Bedard tonight?
Marchand: "No, I don't."

Reporter: What are you gonna say to him?
Marchand: "Nothing. He's a great player. You leave a guy like that alone."

Reporter: You came into the league as a relatively smaller guy, he's a relatively smaller guy-
Marchand: "I'm bigger than him."




Within the first ten minutes of the game, Bedard got the Blackhawks on the board first with a beautiful wraparound goal for the first of his career. Marchand did what he does best, and began antagonizing Bedard by trying to bring him onto the Bruins' bench.


Although Bedard scored first, the Bruins added three more in succession to take a 3-1 victory in their home opener.

Now 35 years old and playing in his 16th NHL season, Brad Marchand still hasn't lost the tenacity which earned him the well-known nickname, the rat.
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