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Bergeron had a broken rib, torn cartilage, separated shoulder, punctured lung, etc.

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06-25-2013, 09:06 AM
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The first thing he did on his first shift was go to throw a big hit on a Hawks defenseman. He never goes for big hits that could take him out of the play. Not sure if he was trying to set the tempo or simply test out the injury a bit by initiating contact, but either way, gutsy play.

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06-25-2013, 09:08 AM
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but crosby played with a broken jaw!!

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Hockey players are really unbelievable playing injured. I remember a few years ago when Keith got like 7 teeth knocked out and came back and played in the game. I figure a guy with a desk job gets 7 teeth knocked out on his way home from work he doesn't show up in the office for a week. Guys are warriors and one of the things I love about this game. A broken rib is one of the most painful injuries you can receive. Always had a lot of respect for Bergeron, even more today
I hate my job, so if I even got 1 tooth knocked out I'd probably milk it.

If you're playing hockey and get hurt, you still play through. Ball hockey, ice hockey. If you're able to play through it, you do. Must be just what hockey does to a person.

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06-25-2013, 09:09 AM
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Some baseball player was out for 2 weeks due to a "calf abrasion" - are you kidding me? The difference in testosterone between hockey players and baseball guys (who, ironically, are probably juicing up testosterone as well!) is amazing.

Hats off to Bergeron and, frankly, to all hockey players. Toughest athletes in mainstream sports!

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I find even with strong painkillers which he wouldn't be able to play and take a broken rib would hurt like a mother****er.

I've had a bruised rib and morphine, still incredibly painful.

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06-25-2013, 09:16 AM
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Bergy is the ultimate hockey player.

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Wow. He is one of the elite two-way forwards of our time.

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06-25-2013, 12:12 PM
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I tried to work through a broken rib. I lasted three days. I sit in a chair and operate machinery all day.

I can't imagine taking a body check with a busted rib.

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06-25-2013, 12:16 PM
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I heard they both had broken brains

This is why Bergy is my favorite player in the league. He deserved more than this.


Bergeron is my favourite too. He just plays the game the right way. I was pleasantly surprised when my youngest son picked # 37 for his upcoming hockey season.

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06-25-2013, 12:35 PM
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I'm hoping this series finally gave Bergeron the respect across the league he deserves. I think he went under the radar still even after the 2011 Cup run, but this year he elevated his game so much in these playoffs and, as I said, was my Bruins choice for Conn Symthe. The true shame in the Bruins losing is him losing a chance at another Cup.

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06-25-2013, 01:31 PM
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Bergeron's going to be a mess for his wedding. Luckily his fiance is so gorgeous that she'll make up for his temporary aesthetic deficiencies.

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06-25-2013, 01:34 PM
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A warrior... yes. Makes me wonder why he was playing though lol.

Could easily target him and the staff for losing that game... You have depth for a reason...
Oh well, I still respect his play. Great player. underrated

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06-25-2013, 01:37 PM
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Not to take anything from Bergeron (or any other player who plays through injury) but the nature of hockey with the short shifts and such is a lot more forgiving to a player playing through injuries than most other sports.



There are some pretty awesome painkillers out there. Still says a lot about how much most of these guys want to win though.
This is quite easily the worst sentence I have ever read on these boards.

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Bergeron is a ****ing warrior.

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06-25-2013, 02:50 PM
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Bruins are blessed to have Bergeron. What a player. I'm very glad that he bounced back from a concussion and has become one of the best two way forwards in the game.

I'm surprised that he played with those injuries despite knowing how tough hockey players can be...

Great player. I've always respected him and I don't think that will ever change.

Future captain of the Bruins...no doubt about that.

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06-25-2013, 02:52 PM
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Very few athletes would play through that. Bergeron's a warrior.
Balls!

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06-25-2013, 06:17 PM
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I'd like to commend Bergeron for his ability to play through injuries but you have to think would a calling up someone from the Bruins depth be able to contribute more to the team than Bergeron would. I mean with those injuries its like he can hardly move or shoot. Surely, calling up a nhl ready prospect would be able to play better than Bergeron would at that state.

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06-25-2013, 06:20 PM
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Bergeron is a player everyone can respect, injuries or no.

Playing though so much pain is just another demonstration of his character.

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06-25-2013, 07:09 PM
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Absolute respect to Patrice and others who gave it everything they had during these playoffs.

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One of the few I like from Boston.

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06-25-2013, 07:40 PM
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Yep, Bergeron is a Boss.

Playing with cracked ribs and torn cartilage has got to be brutal. No knowing exactly when you're going to get hit, but just knowing you WILL get hit and that it WILL hurt like crazy takes the highest level of mental toughness.

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06-25-2013, 08:15 PM
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Absolute respect to Bergeron. Goes to show hockey players are the toughest in any sport. 3 serious injuries all to hoist Lord Stanley in a losing effort. Much respect.

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Great series, warrior.

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06-25-2013, 08:26 PM
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So if Kesler came out with a list of these kinds of injuries, he'd be torn to shreds because he's Kesler. But because it's Bergeron, "Wow what a warrior~!!!!!!!!"

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Jesus Christ and he still played, what a tough mother****er.

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