The Boston Bruins are looking to get back into the Stanley Cup next season and as a result they’re going to need to make some roster changes in the offseason to make sure a flame out doesn’t happen again like it did this year.
One way the Bruins have gotten better almost instantly in the past is by making smart trades and they’ve already been mentioned as being involved in some big ones so far. But one particular rumor that was making waves has been shot down by the Bruins themselves as any talk of Brad Marchand being swapped out west for Patrick Marlaeu have been denied straight from the top in Boston.
Peter Chiarelli has shot down Brad Marchand/Patrick Marleau rumor: “I have had no discussions for Marchand & I have no plans to trade him”
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) June 13, 2014
The trade may make a little bit of sense but the Bruins trading away Marchand is something they’re clearly not at all interested in doing. Marleau is an excellent player and the type of talent that would have to be involved in such a trade, but the Bruins aren’t going to bite on the Sharks’ attempts to blow up their roster.
Boston didn’t say they weren’t interested in Marleau, which is something to keep in mind, but Marchand will be wearing black and gold in 2014 and won’t be getting shipped elsewhere.