Join @Smithml1015 and I at our look back on the Boston Bruins’ players both past and present from 2000-2019, that gave or gives us reason(s) to remember them.
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Milan Lucic aka Looch played for Boston for 8 years. He was very much a part of the Bruins during the Stanley Cup win in 2011. Lucic could always be seen on the Krejci line. I think that Lucic and David Krejci had a bond like Marchand and Bergeron do on the ice. And we could always count on him for a good fight. Unfortunately, Lucic was traded to the LA Kings in 2015. Below is one of my favorite fights not to mention Jack Edwards commenting makes me laugh!
Daniel Paille aka named by Andy Brickley “Paille in the Sk-ay” became a Bruin in the 2009-2010 season. His move to Boston marked the first-ever trade of a player under contract between the two division rivals in their common 39 years in the NHL. Buffalo and Boston.
Paille won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins on June 15, 2011, over the Vancouver Canucks in a 4–0 Game 7 victory. He was a major contributor on the penalty kill, as he and linemate Gregory Campbell were instrumental in holding the high-powered Vancouver power-play unit to just two goals scored in the seven-game Finals series. Below is a memorable moment however not a happy one.
In the 2010–11 season, Gregory Campbell set a career-high in penalty minutes (93) and tied a career-high in goals (13). During the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, he centered the Bruins’ top penalty-killing unit, which notably neutralized the potent Vancouver Canucks’ power play in the Stanley Cup Finals, limiting them to just two power-play goals through the seven-game series. On June 15, 2011, Campbell won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins. At the end of the next off-season, on June 12, 2012, he re-signed a three-year, $4.8 million contract extension.
Brad Marchand aka “Little Ball of Hate” or “Marshy” has been a Bruin since the 2009-2010 season. There is so much to say about this player. He’s an instigator and gets himself into trouble, but while the rest of the NHL hates him the Boston fans love him. He and Patrice Bergeron along with David Pastrnak make the perfect topline. So far this season he has 20 goals and 40 assists. He’s always been a Bruin and hopefully will stay a Bruin for the rest of his career.
Jake DeBrusk has definitely come to play! Being with Krejci on his line doesn’t hurt. On his debut, in December of 2015, he got right in on his first fight. and scored his first goal all in one game against the Preds.
In 2017, Boston acquired Anders Bjork, who is a promising goal scorer for the future as well as currently this season. He made his debut in October 2017 which ironically was against the Nashville Predators like DeBrusk did two years before, but Bjork scored his first goal on his second game against Arizona Coyotes.
The following players may not have a thing to talk about, but they definitely made an impact and contributed to the game or Bruins wouldn’t be where they are today. And deserve a mention in this article. They are:
- Sergei Samsonov – 1997 – 2006
- Marco Sturm – 2005 -2010
- Miroslav Satan – 2009-2010
- Chris Bourque – 2012-2013
- Loui Eriksson – 2013 – 2016
- Frank Vatrano – 2015-2018
- Tim Schaller -2016 -2018
- Joonas Kemppainen – 2015 – 2016
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