Brad Marchand Says Things Will Get Ugly.

Published April 18, 2020 at 11:09

We don't know when it's going to happen but all signs seem to point that the 2019-20 NHL season will be completed at some point. 

When it does pick back up, some teams might unfortunately have a better advantage than others. 

Teams with younger rosters could easily benefit as it might be harder for older veteran teams get into the swing of things again. 

That's exactly how Boston Bruins' forward Brad Marchand feels. 

"It doesn't matter what you do off the ice. I mean you can run, you can bike, but nothing will really simulate the workout that you get out on the ice. You can't duplicate it it's just completely different."

When the season does eventually get up and running, Marchand believes you'll see some really ugly hockey. 

"That's probably the biggest concern with this whole thing anyways, that if you take guys that have been off, that have very limited opportunity to work out and to train and haven't skated in months, you can't just throw them back into games in a week. Everybody's going to get hurt," Marchand said. "So there's got to be some sort of ramp-up period and it's going to be really, really ugly for the first few games. So it'd be nice to be able to get a couple of games in before the playoffs start, otherwise it's really a free-for-all."

What do you think of Marchand's comments?
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