If you were wondering why Brad Marchand wasn't featured in the Boston Bruins' championship DVD, the popular instigator provided an answer in the latest edition of Sports Illustrated: He was too drunk to be interviewed.
Three nights after the Bruins secured their first Stanley Cup in 39 years, the team celebrated deep into the night at a now notorious party at a club at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. The next day, the Bruins each took their turns being interviewed for the commemorative DVD. When it was the 23-year-old Marchand's turn, at 4 p.m., he was excused because he was, as he put it, "intoxicated."
"(After the Cup, linemate Tyler Seguin) and I went on a bit of a tear, partying pretty much every night for a while," Marchand told Sports Illustrated. "I went home and kinda continued it. I thought (winning a championship) was something that might never happen, so I was trying to take it all in, enjoy it.... My dad sat me down and sorta gave me a lashing. He told me if we win two of the next three years, he'd leave me alone."