#44 is my son's favorite player-he just loves how he plays the game.
Seids IMO is the kind of player made for Bruins hockey. He doesn't rack up the hit stats, but when he hits the guy he hits knows he's been hit. I also think Seids plays smart-he is pretty good most times at knowing when he should pinch and when he should cheat back to cover a possible rush by the opposition. He blocks shots like they are nothing and while he doesn't have a huge fight card, the fights I have seen him in make me think you wouldn't want to make him angry.
Oh and I am also pretty sure he eats nails for breakfast.
I think Seids' game is very complementary to Chara's and they make a great pairing for the playoffs.
I think once again Chia's instincts played true-Seids was a good pick up and plays a great game with Chara.
Heinz/Burridge/Sweeney x 2 era was pretty darn close
Which Sweeneys are you talking about? Don and Bob or Don and Tim?
ZamboniAss Heinze career basically started in 1992 and only played with Bob for 14 games in 91-92. The Sabres claimed Bob from waivers the following year.
Stump was traded to the Caps for Stephen Leach in the summer of 91 and never played any games with Heinze.
But I get your drift...some of the quieter / unheralded guys from that 10 year period were:
- Michael Thelven, coulda been a very good one if the injuries hadn't killed his career.
- Allen Pedersen, a big galoot, sort of a precursor to Hal Gill...a good bottom pairing d-man
- The Brick, he's a good analyst for a reason....he made the most of his limited talents, a very smart player.
- Keith Crowder (one of my favs), he wasn't quiet but outside of the Bruins fans, who really appreciated him?
- Bobby Carpenter, had two 25 goal seasons, became a defensive specialist with NJ afterwards.
- Nevin Markwart, (another fav), the Crash Kid wasn't quiet either but he was a great pest and didn't backdown from anyone, even if he knew he'd get tagged....another guy who's career was cut short by injuries. He had 22 fights in 86-87....
- Steve Kasper, he wasn't flashy, just damn good at what he did....won a Selke, the only Bruin to do so.
- Jim Wiemer, for a few years the guy was a solid bottom pair guy...quiet, efficient, a pretty good body checker and backed down from no one. Took on Nilan twice, Gord Donelly, Kelly Chase, Troy Loney, Don Maloney....
- Garry Galley, a UFA pickup who was the PMD depth guy to spell Bourque....did a pretty god job I thought. Was traded to Philly with Wes Wlz in a deal that bought us Gord Murphy, another d-man who I thought did a good job here, as brief as it was.
- Dave Reid, did two tours with the Bruins...a very good and efficient defensive specialist and 2nd unit PP man. Played over 1,000 NHL games.
- Dave Shaw, came here late in his career and was a solid bottom third pairing guy. He had a very good playoff year for us once....as solid as a rock.
- Gordie Roberts, came here late in his career also...was paired with Shaw and for a season they were probably one of the best bottom third pairings in the league.....he was painful to watch in his last season though, running on fumes and guile only....
- Ted Donato, I liked the guy and thought he didn't get a lot of respect or recognition while he was here. Thought he was a pretty good 2nd/3rd liner. Smart player....local kid who played for CM and Harvard, where he's the head coach now.
- Brent Hughes, another Markwart-style kid who gave it all....tough as they came for his size and also took on all comers. I was BS at the Bruins who let him go on waivers after playing an entire season with a bad back and broken body because of the style he played with them. Took on Peluso twice, Odgers three times, went after Barnaby twice, Kelly Chase, Burt, Cummings, Janssens, Laforge, Basil McRae, Roberts, Taglianetti.....
I thought just before the Sweeney era had some good guys: Louis Sleigher, Tom Fergus, Mats Thelin, John Blum, Dave Silk, Jim Nill, Reed Larson....
He was absolutely our best player this series. The guy is a rock. Hopefully he gets more recognition for his work because he deserves it. He's like the Patrice Bergeron of defensemen in terms of how important he is to his team without anyone in the world knowing about him... well, at least the Patrice Bergeron of a year and a half ago
Seidenberg was THE best d-man for the Bruins throughout the series against the Caps. He's been solid all season long. He doesn't get anywhere near enough credit. He plays smart D, and he was all over Ovechkin throughout the series.
Don't make me go all grandma on your butt!
I would sign this guy to a (reasonable) long extension. He might struggle here and there during the regular season, but when it comes to playoffs, he's the one guy that hasn't taken a single shift off.
One of the most underrated players in the league, what a great save he made last night on the Caps PP with his leg, this guy as Pierre Mcguire said is all about winning and will do what ever it takes to get it done! Enjoy the Summer Dennis, you deserve it