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Pierre McGuire: Blues Maroon Questioned Bruins Leadership



Blues Pat Maroon talks on media day before facing the Boston Bruins

NHL on NBC between the glass analyst Pierre McGuire told TSN 690 in Montreal Thursday that Blues forward Pat Maroon questioned the Boston Bruins leadership on the ice during his team’s 3-2 overtime win in Game 2 Wednesday.

“He said ‘That’s really limited leadership. You guys should start looking at one another’,” McGuire said on his daily segment on ‘Melnick In The Afternoon’ on TSN 690 in Montreal. “I won’t tell you who he was talking to because that would be inappropriate, but it was well done by him, rather than screaming and yelling and swearing, he was calm, cool and collected.”

Apparently, McGuire missed the part when Maroon did swear telling the Bruins bench “You guys are f*cked!” but one has to think the having the opponent call out your leadership core will get under the skin of the Bruins more than an expletive.

Heading into the Stanley Cup Final, the 6’3, 225-pound Maroon told BostonHockeyNow that he wasn’t planning on becoming the only NHL player to fight Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara three times since the 6’9, 250-pound Chara became a Bruin back in 2006, but he did plan on playing the giant d-man and all Bruins hard.

“You never want to do that; I’ll probably never want to do it again,” Maroon quipped. “You just need to play him hard like anyone else. Obviously, you won’t win many battles against him, but you do what you can to get to him.”

Well, so far Maroon appears to be getting under the collective skin of the Bruins as Chara took some after the whistle jabs at him in a scrum by the Bruins net in Game 2 and then Marchand could be seen taunting the Blues bench.

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN,, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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