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Marchand: The Green Men 'look like fools'

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Marchand: The Green Men 'look like fools'

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com
VANCOUVER It appears that Bruins agitator Brad Marchand and the official court jesters for the Vancouver Canucks, the Green Men, are at war with each other after just one Stanley Cup Finals game.Marchand admitted there was some airborne water from his bottle in their direction while in the penalty box for holding in Game 1, and the Green Men claimed on their twitter account that it was in retaliation to them cause I asked if he was sitting on phone books in the penalty box.I tried to squirt some water in my mouth and might have missed a bit and it got on the Green Men, said Marchand. That quick exchange was enough for the 23-year-old Bruins winger to drop a few bombs on The Green Men during his meeting with the media on Friday afternoon following a full day of practice.They probably paid about ten grand for those seats, so they can do whatever they want, said Marchand. Theyre not a factor. Theyre just trying to seek a little piece of fame. For the most part you just ignore them. You cant hear what theyre saying. They look like fools anyway.I think its all dumb. What are they even doing? Im not really paying any attention to them. Im not gonna be wearing that suit in public. People have done that forever. I dont know why theyre anything special. They like to yell through the box. I think theyre a little embarrassed about the way they look, so theyve got to wear those masks.Marchand was informed that theyll likely be taking their road show to Boston, and he seemed pretty excited at the different ways Bruins Nation could creatively make it an uncomfortable existence for the grown men in green body suits.Id like to see. Id really like to see what happens in Boston, said Marchand. Ive heard some crazy stories about the Boston fans. It would be funny. Thats for sure. Id like to videotape it.Heres betting Wednesday night wasnt the last fieryexchange between Bostons self-proclaimed rat and the cartoonish Green Men before the series ofStanley Cup Final gameshave concluded.

Joe Haggerty can be reached at jhaggerty@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Joe on Twitter at http:twitter.comHackswithHaggs

Morning Skate: Habs' Pacioretty blames himself

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Morning Skate: Habs' Pacioretty blames himself

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while watching the Montreal Canadiens crash and burn in the Atlantic Division.  

*Max Pacioretty is certainly falling on his sword up in Montreal calling himself “the worst one on the ice” as the Habs really struggle to get going this season.

*Brad Marchand was on the Twitter machine after Thursday night’s win and having some fun with what his video game controller probably looks like when he plays hockey.

*Pro Hockey Talk has the details of the Erik Gudbranson boarding hit on Frank Vatrano from last night that looks like it’s going to get the Vancouver D-man suspended.

*Oliver Ekman-Larsson is still adjusting to the changes that are taking place with the Arizona Coyotes as they struggle in the desert.

*The Maple Leafs are looking and acting like contenders early on up in Toronto, and that would be a very good thing for the NHL.

*For something completely different: The Backstreet Boys are going country? Now I’ve definitely seen it all.

 

Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid’s leg is broken, will have surgery Monday

Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid’s leg is broken, will have surgery Monday

BRIGHTON, Mass – Another serious injury has hit the Bruins in the first few weeks of the season.

Adam McQuaid’s right leg is broken, he'll have surgery Monday and he’ll miss some significant time after he blocked a shot that knocked him out of the Thursday night victory over the Vancouver Canucks. The rugged, stay-at-home defenseman took multiple pucks of in successive games off his leg in the past two games against the Golden Knights and the Canucks.

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Bruins GM Don Sweeney, in a Bruins statement released after practice Friday, said McQuaid sustained a broken right fibula and is scheduled to have surgery on Monday at Mass. General Hospital. He is expected to miss approximately eight weeks.

It’s a tough blow for McQuaid, 31, after he was able to play 77 games last season before missing the playoffs with an injury and has consistently battled injuries in his career while playing a hard-nosed, fearless brand of hockey.

“Adam [McQuaid] is seeing the doctors as we speak, so there will be an announcement about him,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said earlier Friday at practice. “With Bergie [Patrice Bergeron] it’s a maintenance day where we felt it would be better after 20 minutes of ice to let it rest, and the same with [David] Krejci. Miller is a maintenance day as well. He got whacked, but he should be fine as well. We’ll have a better idea in the morning, but we expect all of the [maintenance players] to play.”

Bergeron, David Krejci and Kevan Miller were all missing from practice on Friday morning at Warrior Ice Arena, but it was maintenance days for all as they’re expected to be back in the lineup on Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres. 

Tuukka Rask is out indefinitely while in the concussion protocol after his practice collision earlier this week, but the good news is that Bruins goaltender was up and around at the practice facility on Friday rather than at home convalescing in a dark room.

Here are the line combos and D-pairings for the Black and Gold with a few bodies missing from practice:

Marchand-Schaller-Bjork

DeBrusk-White-Pastrnak

Agostino-Nash-Backes

Beleskey-Kuraly-Vatrano

 
Chara-Carlo

Krug-McAvoy

Postma

 
Khudobin

McIntyre