You're kind of reaching here considering that Anderson never played a single minute for the Bruins and only spent a total of 12 days in the organization. How much respect do you think we should give him ???? Should we be asking for his number to be retired ???? Does anybody even know what number he wore ????
Adam McQuaid is working on it. If he could sort out the issues he occasionally has with his decision making with the puck, he could be a real diamond in the rough. As it is, he's an excellent grinding D who you tend to notice doing a lot of subtle things right.
Originally Posted by Morris Wanchuk
I always had a soft spot for tough stay at home Dmen that fight.
That too. I suppose Mark Stuart should get some mention in a thread like this too.
I'm not sure out defense is as solid as it is without Johnny Boychuk. He's easy to underestimate because when you think about it Boychuk really doesn't fight all that much, and while he delivers some pretty crushing hits they're few and far between, making him an easy guy to forget about. But the kind of defenseman he is, mostly a stay at home type other than the shot, that's kind of what you want him to be. His size, strength and durability create a good bulwark and he's shown the ability to be effective with a number of different defensive partners. He'll have the odd bad night, especially against a speed team, but the man is pretty steady and the positives way outweigh the negatives with the guy.
Really liked Bobby Joyce in his short time.... Dean Chynoweth was another guy....Loved Ken Belanger...True lunatic on the ice who intimidated...Brent Hughes deserves some props for taking beating after beating as well standing up for his 'mates. Loved Dave Reid and Dave Poulin...Liked Thelven and Thelin....
I always really liked Boynton. He was as unheralded of a top-pairing guy as you could have. Axelsson as well; pretty much everyone loved him.
Loved Nick Boynton. He was very outspoken and said things that needed to be said.
I liked his attitude and toughness. Nick had diabetes and did much for other folks who suffered the same.
PJ was a wonderful Bruin. He wore the black and gold for many years and was proud to be a Bruin. I thought the B's should have done something for him in the end. I would love to see hiim and Muzz attend a B's game (if we ever have one again )