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04-18-2011, 10:46 AM
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MadArcand
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John "Pie" McKenzie



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Originally Posted by LOH
He made it to the Bruins in 1966 and finally began to see regular action. In his second season, his union with Fred Stanfield and Johnny Bucyk allowed him to blossom into a valuable part of the club as an agitator and scorer. His scoring totals were also given a lift through his regular spot on the powerplay with Bucyk and Esposito. McKenzie once joked that third-man-in rule killed his career. He specialized in needling his opponents until their blood boiled to throw them off their game. But he didn't fight very often. He'd just get things going and then let the big boys take over. He even managed to complete his career with all of his teeth intact.
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Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
But don't forget John "Pie" McKenzie, the diminutive pest who was a real leader and fan favorite on that team. He was so popular that Boston fans bought 100s of bumper stickers that said "No matter how you slice it, Pie is the greatest."

Bostonians loved his courageous physical presence and dogged defensive attention. General Manager Milt Schmidt best summed up McKenzie as the Bruins' "mood-setter."
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Originally Posted by 1960-61 Parkhurst
A fast skating chunky winger who is able to go well both ways. Possessor of plenty of courage and desire he gives everything he has every time he's on the ice.
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Originally Posted by 1966-67 Topps
A very fast skater, John is expected to fit into the "New Look" Bruins this season.
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Originally Posted by 1969-70 O-Pee-Chee
His lack of size hasn't stilled his aggressive play and the fans love his style. He's one of the league's top skaters.
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Originally Posted by 1975-76 O-Pee-Chee
John spent most of his NHL time with the Boston Bruins and although he never weighed more than 175 lbs. he became the symbol of the Bruins' toughness and one of the most feared checkers in pro hockey.
Awards
1969-70 NHL NHL All-Star Team (2nd)

Top-10 points
1969-70 NHL 70 (10)
1970-71 NHL 77 (8)

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