Brad Marchand Downplays Trade Rumors, Says ‘I Want To Be Here’ (Video)

Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand had an up-and-down season in 2014 that ended with a rough playoff showing.

It wasn’t unlike Tyler Seguin the year before, as the phenom struggled to find consistency. The Bruins traded Seguin on July 4 last summer, and some thought the same fate could be in store for Marchand this past offseason. However, general manager Peter Chiarelli insisted all along that Marchand wasn’t going anywhere.

Training camp is just around the corner, and Marchand is still a Bruin. He addressed the trade rumors after his first appearance at an informal Bruins practice Tuesday.

“I never thought for a second I was going to get traded, no matter what rumors are going around. Bad start, I still had 25 goals, it’s not that bad of a year,” he said.

“I want to be here. I don’t want to go anywhere. I’m not relying on a limited no-trade clause to stick around. I want to show them with my play and my actions that I want to play for this team for a long time.”

Marchand still has his sense of humor, too, as you can see in the video above from “NESN Sports Today.”

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