With the team scheduled to travel to Buffalo for a Friday night clash with the Sabres, Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand appeared to be not happy at all about traveling there. On a Thursday radio appearance on WEEI's Mut and Merloni, Marchand really didn't hold back his thoughts about the city of Buffalo when he was asked about traveling there.
"Buffalo is the worst place in the NHL," Marchand responded. "I'm not too excited to go there, but I'll be excited to leave." (via Buffalo News)
Upon arriving in town on Thursday, Marchand backed down from his earlier comments, saying he was simply joking around about it all. He even went to great lengths to say he actually really enjoys the city.
"The people here have always been very friendly and very nice. That was by no means a shot at them. They're great people. I was just joking around."
"I heard it was a little cold in Buffalo, and I'm allergic to the cold," said Marchand, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia. "Like I said, it's a little cold here. There's not a ton to do. You come and just kind of hang around in the hotel. [Teammate Daniel Paille, a former Sabres forward] spoke very highly of it, especially in the summertime, so I'm sure it's great. There's nothing around so I don't know a whole lot about the city."