It took a while for the Bruins and “Marshmont” to come to terms, but he is happy to finally get the deal done, a deal he was involved in every step of the way.
“I think I’m more involved than everyone thought it was,” the Bruins winger told DA. “Every time the Bruins spoke to my agent, I knew minutes later. It’s definitely tough; you want to have everything done and have that assurance that you’re going into camp and you don’t have to worry about that any of that stuff, you want to play the game. It was a little tough, but I’m very happy everything is over with now and put it behind me.”
Marchand says the Bruins have a great chance to repeat, and the team realizes they have to work even harder to defend their crown this season. Winning the Cup in June was a dream come true for Marchand, especially at just 23-years old.
“The day that came true, every other worry in the world just went out the window,” he said. “I was just trying to enjoy it; I may have went overboard a bit. But I’ll have to worry about that next time around. Right now I’m trying to enjoy every moment of the experience. I’m not playing for the money, I love of the game. I love Boston; I want to be here. That’s all it’s really about right now.”
He went on to explain his post-Cup celebrations, many of them involving him without a shirt.
“I was just trying to have fun and enjoy it,” he said. “I may have done some things that were a little embarrassing, that got out to the public. Maybe keep it a little hush-hush and try to act a little more mature in public.”
Marchand may have had some fun in the offseason, but he is ready to get things going for 2011.
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