MAJOR: Bruins Captain Brad Marchand Officially Demoted

Published December 1, 2023 at 11:15

Despite a strong start to the season for the Boston Bruins, with a record of 14-4-3, they have been struggling in recent games.

They've only managed one win in their last five outings, a situation deemed unacceptable by head coach Jim Montgomery.

The coach's impatience quickly became evident in the locker room, and the team's captain, Brad Marchand, felt the brunt of it.

During this unproductive stretch for the Bruins, number 63 was not at his best, failing to score any points in his last four games.

Consequently, Montgomery made the bold move of demoting his key player from the top-6 to the third line. Ouch!

This was a significant blow for Marchand, particularly given that Boston's offensive depth isn't what it used to be, even though the team remains dominant this year.

Despite Marchand's decent tally of 19 points in 21 games, his coach is clearly trying to send a message and spark a turnaround in his performance.

This situation brings to mind the contrast with Josh Anderson in Montreal, who continues to receive ample patience from Martin St-Louis. Anderson gets quality playing time and regular appearances on the first power play unit, despite not having scored this season and only accumulating two points in 23 games.

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MAJOR: Bruins Captain Brad Marchand Officially Demoted

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