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BREAKING - Bruce Cassidy and the Conn Smythe winner butt heads


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Austin Sabourin
August 11, 2023  (5:19)
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Jonathan Marchessault's incredible journey through the spring season propelled the Vegas Golden Knights to an indelible triumph in clinching the Stanley Cup. However, a recent unguarded interview has shed light on his intricate relationship with head coach Bruce Cassidy.

Reflecting on their dynamic, Marchessault shared,
"The road we've traveled hasn't always been adorned with brightness; we've encountered disagreements on the bench and in the heat of battle, particularly during the intensity of playoff clashes. Nevertheless, I'm convinced that these confrontations pushed me beyond my limits, and remarkably, we discovered a way to channel our collaboration effectively."

As a foundational pillar of the Golden Knights from their inception, Marchessault also underscored,
"My admiration for him as a coach is authentic. The wins we've shared have cemented this respect in my perception."

As the final year of his substantial 6-year contract dawns, coupled with a significant $5M cap impact, the looming question takes center stage: is the rapport between the two sturdy enough to initiate talks of a contract extension?
Addressing this, Marchessault admitted,
"As of now, there haven't been any formal negotiations. The Golden Knights tend to approach these situations with patience. Let's observe how events unfold."

Despite the hurdles, it's incontestable that Marchessault and the Golden Knights unearthed their treasure trove. The seasoned forward led the league with an astounding 13 playoff goals and an impressive plus-17 rating (dominating the NHL rankings as well). This achievement earned him both the illustrious Conn Smythe Trophy and the coveted Stanley Cup.
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