Re: Favorite B's over the years
posted at 3/2/2011 6:49 PM EST
In Response to Favorite B's over the years
[QUOTE]I've been looking through the new book my Wife got me, Black and Gold - 4 Decades of the Boston Bruins in Phototgraphs. It's a picture book (insert jokes here) by the Team's Photog, Steve Babineau. It covers from early the 70s, when Orr had longer hair, so my era of players. So it got me thinking of who my favs were. Here's my list. Bobby - No explaination necessary Reggie Lemelin - The goalie who did it. HE Beat Them! Cam Neely - Again no explaination necessary, but he used Pat Roy as his personal bytch goalie, and for that alone he gets my vote. 50 in 44 works too. Milan Lucic - I know this is an early pick, and he might not end up with his number raised to the Rafters, but I don't go for a beer when he's on the ice. Stan Jonathan - Just one of those things. After he dusted Moose Dupont, he made the list. I'm not going with an Honourable Mention List. You other made the Top 5 or didn't. Your turn.
Posted by perrysound[/QUOTE]My #1 is #4...
the TRUE Great One.
I was a huge fan of those hard working and hard luck mid to late 70's teams, so, in no particular order:Rick Middleton.
In my alternate fantasy reality, his goal against the Habs in game 7 stands as the game-winner.Gilles Gilbert
. Not the best Bruins goalie (not even close), but I LOVED the stand-up style, the crazy 20-feet out from the crease wanderings, the acrobatics, and always will I remember how brilliantly he played in the infamous 1979 Habs series. Again, in my alternate reality, he emerges victorious.Brad Park
. Kind of a strange pick, but I loved that he never tried to fill Bobby's skates (how could he?), yet gave it his all even when his best days were behind him. Also: The Game 7 OT winner vs. Buffalo, 1983.
After that:Ray Bourque
. The talent. The toughness. The passion. The humility. Cam Neely:
Other than #4, is there any player who needs less explanation?
Honorable mentions:Craig Janney
: Somehow an underrated and almost forgotten, yet brilliant player. Best passer until Adam Oates came along, and arguably as good or better. His game winner in game 7 1988 vs. NJ is a thing of absolute beauty.Adam Oates:
I love playmakers. I loved watching this guy play. He and Neely were insane together. The off-the-face-off game winner in the Buffalo playoff. The short blade on the stick to make his passes more accurate. And calling out Harry Sinden for being the skin-flint lackey for Jacobs that he was in the early days of the decline of the empire. Rosie Ruscizca:
Because I like saying Rosie Ruscizca. (and he was just fun to watch.)Patrice Bergeron.
No flash, just smart, aggressive, hard-checking, never-say-die 2-way hockey. If there's any justice in the hockey universe, he gets to hoist the Cup as a Boston Bruin.