Bruce Cassidy Laughs Off Report About NHL Asking Marchand To Stop Licking.

Published April 28, 2018 at 9:51

It was the talk of the town on Friday. 

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman claimed that the NHL had asked the Boston Bruins to tell Brad Marchand to stop licking players. 

Marchand didn't hesitate to immediately call the claim false and shut it down publicly. 

While appearing on 98.5FM, head coach Bruce Cassidy was also asked about the report. 

"I bought him some Mentos and told him to have at it, so what the heck? It's a good storyline," Cassidy said with a chuckle. "They have Marshy's hotline. I'm sure if they want to give him a message, they can give him one." 

What does Cassidy think the punishment could have been?

"I don't know. You got me there. I really don't know," Cassidy said. "You know Marshy's always got something up his sleeve, so I'm sure he'll have a good comeback for this if the league has reached out to him. But hopefully he doesn't get himself in any trouble. I told you this before, if this is the worst he does, we're all happy here, right? "

Despite some people up in arms about the incident, Cassidy was a fan of the incident.

"I thought it was funny," he added. "It gave the league some publicity, so I'm not sure what they're all worked up about. The other guy didn't seem to be that worked up about it, their player." 
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