Julien on Marchand: An internal issue

December, 16, 2013
12/16/13
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WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Bruins coach Claude Julien would not confirm whether or not he spoke with forward Brad Marchand about his antics during Saturday’s 6-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena.

“If I did, I think it’s for us to keep internally,” Julien said. “I don’t think it’s for anyone else to know about. I was pretty clear in my comments. It’s not something that we want and we’ll deal with it internally in those situations.”

Marchand mockingly kissed and hoisted the Stanley Cup, and kissed his phantom Stanley Cup ring during the game, which did not go over well with the Canuck players, their fans, or Boston’s coach. The Bruins defeated the Canucks in the Cup finals in Vancouver in 2011.

After Saturday’s game, Julien said those antics would not be accepted. Marchand said he was reacting after the Canucks’ Ryan Kesler gouged him in the eye during the game. Marchand did not speak after Monday's practice.

Joe McDonald

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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