Now can Marchand really win the Richard Trophy for the league’s top scorer at the end of the year? It’s going to be tough. He is going to have to beat out some of the league’s best, in a very close race. Sidney Crosby currently sits in second, just one goal behind Marchand. Then its Max Pacioretty, Patrik Laine, and Evgeni Malkin, all tied with (33) goals, all chasing Marchand and Crosby.
It would be awesome to see Brad Marchand become the first Bruins Richard Trophy winner since its existence. (1998-99) The Bruins also haven’t had a 40 goal scorer since Glen Murray’s (44) goals during the 2002-03 season. But I think Marchand and the Bruins still need to keep their eye on the prize. In the NHL, if your team can make the playoffs, anything can happen. Certain players can get hot, goalies can steal games, and that can ultimately lead a team to the Stanley Cup Finals, regardless of where they are seeded to start the playoffs. I know I can’t bare another year without the Black & Gold in the playoffs. So let’s hope the boys can keep their foot on the gas and who knows, we might just see this team make a run at it.