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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rise back to the top: Patrice Bergeron

Always a fan favorite, and still young at the age of 23 years old, Patrice
Bergeron returned to his hard-working and talented form this season
for the Bruins. He had a solid return from a brutal checking from behind
incident courtesy of Randy Jones (philadelphia flyers) during the
2007-2008 campaign which limited him to just eleven games. After having
a mediocre start to the season, Bergeron hit a setback after he was struck
with another concussion while trying to finish a high check on Carolina
Hurricanes defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. Bergeron returned to the Bruins
roster, missing just 18 games and ending up tallying 39 points in 64 games
for the Bruins. The real growth in Bergeron's game came during the playoffs,
when he added 5 assists and a plus 3 rating for the Bruins in eleven games.
The stat sheet does not do Bergeron's contributions justice, as he centered
the Bruins third line which faced the opponents top line night in and night
out, still accumulating a plus 3 rating. Bergeron, despite his concussion
issues, even dropped the gloves with Montreal's Josh Gorges (Video below),
adding another element of hatred to the heated rivalry. That was easily
the loudest moment for the Bruin crowd in an exciting series. Now,
if Patrice can return to his 70 point seasons prior to his injury, the
Bruins depth down the center of the ice (Savard, Krejci, Bergeron)
will be a huge strength for the Bruins. But, if Patrice either can't stay
healthy or stays at about a 40 point per season pace, the Bruins will
not be able to keep eating his 4.75 million dollar salary. As a fan
favorite, and a Patrice fan myself, i would hate to see this happen.
But, this is the year Patrice needs to either make a comeback, or start
trimming his hefty salary.

Bergeron teaches Josh Gorges a lesson, and I'm pretty sure Jack
Edwards enjoyed it as much as we did:

Bergeron's regular season stats:
Games, Goals, Assists, Points
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 81 31 42 73

2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 77 22 48 70

2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 10 3 4 7

2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 64 8 31 39

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Best of Jack Edwards

Nowhere else in the NHL is there an announcer
like Jack Edwards. Do you hate him, or love him?

Milan Lucic: Bringing Back Old Time Hockey

In his 2 years with the Boston Bruins, 20-year-old left winger Milan Lucic has made quite the impact. As a lowly touted prospect, many GM's throughout the league thought the Bruins had made a giant leap of faith drafting Lucic in the 2nd Round of the 2006 NHL draft. Not only has he become a fan favorite in Boston, but is the certainly hated by Montreal and has added more grit to the Boston-Montreal rivalry. From his fights with Komisarek to his hit putting Mike Van Ryn through the glass, Lucic's exciting play is something bruins fans hope to see for many more years.

Here is a recent Interview Lucic had with CBC:

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