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07-16-2011, 06:43 AM
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Durham NC
C Patrice Bergeron
Originally Posted by
James O'Brien, NBC Sports
While their power play would probably be better with him, the Boston Bruins haven’t really missed a beat with Marc Savard on the shelf. It’s quite possible that another concussion to another high-level center will have a much bigger effect on this Bruins team.
If you ask me, Patrice Bergeron‘s mild concussion could be a major problem. Bergeron doesn’t generate much attention since he isn’t the high scoring forward he was before his first set of concussions, but there are many who believe that he deserved a Selke Trophy nomination this season.
Even in a well-balanced attack like Boston’s, Bergeron was standing out during the first two rounds of the playoffs.
He’s tied for second place in the 2011 playoffs for points scored with 12 (two goals and 10 assists) and boasts an astounding 64.2 faceoff winning percentage. His +7 rating shows that good things happen when his line is on the ice.
Bergeron’s slick passing skills and great two-way play fueled a great line with XXXXXXXXXX (five goals and six assists for 11 points) and Mark Recchi (two goals and five assists for seven points). As dominant as the (undrafted players) line was in Round 2, Bergeron powered the team’s most consistent line.
Originally Posted by
Gregory Campbell, Boston Bruins
"Being here now, watching, game in and game out, you get a better appreciation for a player like Bergy," Campbell said of Bergeron. "Obviously he's got the offensive ability to do special things, but he's one of the best, if not the best shutdown forward on our team."
Regular season scoring:
337 Points (121G, 216A) in 456 Games
61 Points (21G, 40A) in 68 Games in the AHL during 2004-05 NHL lockout
#5 in rookie scoring in the 2003-04 season
40 Points (11G, 29A) in 54 games
12 Points (5G, 7A) in 16 AHL games during 2004-05 lockout
#2 in scoring (6G,14A in 23Games) on 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Bruins.
5th in 2009-10 Selke voting, 4th in 2010-11 Selke voting
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