Cam Neely Reveals That Marchand Was Told The Antics During Playoffs Were Negative.

Published May 17, 2018 at 11:35

On Wednesday morning, Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, CEO Charlie Jacobs and President Cam Neely met with the media for an end of season press conference at TD Garden. 

Both Jeremy and Charlie Jacobs praised the Bruins season and gave plenty of credit to Bruce Cassidy and Don Sweeney for putting a good young group together. 

As the trio reflected on the past season, they also looked at one of the lowlights from the playoffs, Brad Marchand's licking incident.

Owner Jeremy Jacobs felt it was funny at first, but after that Marchand went too far. 

"I saw humor in it [at first], and then I thought it was, as it went along, it got pretty silly and not productive towards the team," said Jacobs. "This is a player [in Marchand] that, I can only think of 30 other teams that would love to have him, so there's a margin that you give him. But I think he used up that margin." 

Neely felt the same way, Marchand is too good to bring that kind of negativity to the team. 

"Brad should be contrite. He was spoken to." Neely said. "I don't want to go into the details, but he understands how he put a negative focus on him, his family, the organization, his teammates, and the coaching staff. The thing that people don't understand [is that] Brad is a really good guy. If you don't know him, and you see this other stuff, then you really don't think highly of him. He's a tremendous hockey player. He's got to the point now where his game on the ice, without the antics, should speak for itself."

What do you think of Neely and Jeremy Jacob's comments about Marchand?
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