The face(s) of the B's franchise ?

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    The face(s) of the B's franchise ?


    With The Pens I think of Mario or Sid . Ovie with the Caps. Tortorella or Lunqvist with NYR. Before he got fired Burke with Leafs.....etc....etc...

    Is it Chara ? Neely ? Jacobs ? Someone else ? More then one ? Or none ?

    What do you think ?


     
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    Re: The face(s) of the B's franchise ?

    Lundqvist not Lunqvist.

     
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    Re: The face(s) of the B's franchise ?

    Great question, I think we'd all have different answers since most of us are different ages.

    When I see/hear of teams different players come to mind:

    Boston: Bourque/Neely

    Montreal: Roy

    Quebec: Goulet/P. Stastny/Tugnutt (that one game, and the fact it's always on NESN)

    Hartford: Sylvain Turgeon/Brass Bonanza

    Detroit: Yzerman

    Toronto: Sundin/

    Chicago: Belfour

    Flames: Vernon

    Canucks: Bure

    Jets: Hawerchuk

    Sabres: Barrasso/Andreychuk, and I always think of Foligno jumping and for some reason the ice inside of the net being painted yellow.

    Oilers: Gretzky

    Kings: Gretzky

    North Satrs: Modano

    Blues: Federko

    Penguins: Mario

    Devils: Brodeur

    Rangers: Richter

     

     
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    Bergy has to be the latest face of the franchise. The kid has been soild every year he has played for us and he has tons of respect for other people. Super nice guy.

     
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    I don't feel like there is one right now.  Big fans would say Bergeron most likely, but how many people in Boston who aren't hockey fans would recognize him on the street?

    Chara is pretty recognizable and is spoken about a lot, but you don't see much of him around the city for advertising.

    Lucic is the ad man, but, same with Bergeron, I'm not sure many who aren't B's fans would know him on the street.

    Like they are on the ice, I'd say there isn't a stand out player for this category. 

     
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    In response to kelvana33's comment:

    Great question, I think we'd all have different answers since most of us are different ages.

    When I see/hear of teams different players come to mind:

    Boston: Bourque/Neely

    Montreal: Roy

    Quebec: Goulet/P. Stastny Nolan

    Hartford: Sylvain Turgeon/Brass Bonanza Francis, Dineen

    Detroit: Yzerman

    Toronto: Sundin/Tugnutt (that one game, and the fact it's always on NESN) Gilmour

    Chicago: Belfour + Roenick, Larmer

    Flames: Vernon Fleury

    Canucks: Bure + Linden

    Jets: Hawerchuk Selanne

    Sabres: Barrasso/Andreychuk, and I always think of Foligno jumping and for some reason the ice inside of the net being painted yellow.  Lafontaine

    Oilers: Gretzky

    Kings: Gretzky

    North Satrs: Modano Broten, McRae

    Blues: Federko Hull, Sutter

    Penguins: Mario

    Devils: Brodeur + Stevens

    Rangers: Richter + Graves, Leetch

     




     
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    Tugnutt was never a Leaf. You must have meant Nordiques.

     
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    Re: The face(s) of the B's franchise ?

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    In response to kelvana33's comment:

     

    Great question, I think we'd all have different answers since most of us are different ages.

    When I see/hear of teams different players come to mind:

    Quebec: Goulet/P. Stastny Nolan - ADD Sakic

    Hartford: Sylvain Turgeon/Brass Bonanza Francis, Dineen

    Detroit: Yzerman

    Toronto: Sundin/Tugnutt (that one game, and the fact it's always on NESN) Gilmour (by a mile)

    Chicago: Belfour + Roenick, Larmer - ADD Savard, Chelios

    Flames: Vernon Fleury - Fleury?  For a short window, maybe.  MacInnis, Nieuwendyk, Mullen.

    Canucks: Bure + Linden - ADD Smyl, Snepsts

    Jets: Hawerchuk Selanne

    Sabres: Barrasso/Andreychuk, and I always think of Foligno jumping and for some reason the ice inside of the net being painted yellow.  Lafontaine - ADD Perreault

    Oilers: Gretzky - ADD Lowe, Messier as "faces"

    Kings: Gretzky - ADD Taylor, Robitaille

    North Satrs: Modano Broten, McRae

    Blues: Federko Hull, Sutter

    Penguins: Mario

    Devils: Brodeur + Stevens - ADD Muller and McLean

    Rangers: Richter + Graves, Leetch - IN THAT ERA?  Messier, Messier, Messier.

     

     




     




     
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    It's true that there are a few answers depending on what you're considering.  In the sports media, I'd say it's Chara now, and it has been a mix of Chara and Thomas.  Both are easy stories to tell - Chara's a giant with a shoulder-mounted cannon, Thomas was the hard luck kid out of Hortio Alger stories.

    To Bruins fans, it's probably Bergeron as the longest tenured guy and the almost-impeachable represntation of the crest - a "lunch bucket" guy with considerable skill who's responsible and who can chuck if he has to.

    On billboards, it's probably Lucic because there's a cartoonish quality to him and to the way he represents what that traditional "Big Bad Bruin" identity.

    In other words, there isn't one because there isn't one guy who's the best fit for all the roles a "face of the franchise" has to play.  In 3 years, though, I imagine it will  be Seggy Stardust.

     
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    Whenever you see a pre-game show and the Bruins are playing it starts with Chara on the screen. The 2011 Stanley Cup Video starts off with "Chiarelli first big splash in free agency was the anchor Zdeno Chara". It really is an opinion based question so some might say their favorite player but since 2006 for me it's Big Z and he is not my favorite player on the Bs right now.

    All-Time face of the franchsie for me is Milt Schmidt! Two cups and a Hart Trophy as a player, coached the Bs, spotted then scouted Bobby Orr and as a GM steal of the century of a hockey trade- landing Espo, Stanfield and Hodge for nobody, coupled wit two more cups.

     

    NY Islanders for me is tough. Bossy, Trottier or Arbour ?

     
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    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

    I don't feel like there is one right now.  Big fans would say Bergeron most likely, but how many people in Boston who aren't hockey fans would recognize him on the street?

    Chara is pretty recognizable and is spoken about a lot, but you don't see much of him around the city for advertising.

    Lucic is the ad man, but, same with Bergeron, I'm not sure many who aren't B's fans would know him on the street.

    Like they are on the ice, I'd say there isn't a stand out player for this category. 




    If he was still here, there would be a strong case for Thomas.

     
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    In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:

     

    Whenever you see a pre-game show and the Bruins are playing it starts with Chara on the screen. The 2011 Stanley Cup Video starts off with "Chiarelli first big splash in free agency was the anchor Zdeno Chara". It really is an opinion based question so some might say their favorite player but since 2006 for me it's Big Z and he is not my favorite player on the Bs right now.

    All-Time face of the franchsie for me is Milt Schmidt! Two cups and a Hart Trophy as a player, coached the Bs, spotted then scouted Bobby Orr and as a GM steal of the century of a hockey trade- landing Espo, Stanfield and Hodge for nobody, coupled wit two more cups.

     

    NY Islanders for me is tough. Bossy, Trottier or Arbour ?

     



    All time I have to agree it's Schmidt, even more so than Orr - he was even there for most the recent Cup. The guy got a pay cheque or was at least involved with club in some way (like the alumni charities) for the better part of 70 years.

     

    For the Flames, it's always been Lanny McDonald for me,  no one else is close. Iginla's a distant second. Selanne and Hawerchuk for the Jets. Bossy always comes to mind for the Isles, and with the Habs though I never saw him play, The Rocket is the first name to come to mind, same thing with Howe and the Wings.

     
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    All-Time face of the franchsie for me is Milt Schmidt! 

     All time I have to agree it's Schmidt, even more so than Orr - he was even there for most the recent Cup. The guy got a pay cheque or was at least involved with club in some way (like the alumni charities) for the better part of 70 years.

     

    For the Flames, it's always been Lanny MacDonald for me,  no one else is close.



    Show a Calgary fan a pic of Lanny on the Montreal Forum ice with the cup in front of him laughing and it will probably bring the biggest smile you've ever seen.

     
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    In response to kelvana33's comment:

    Great question, I think we'd all have different answers since most of us are different ages.

    When I see/hear of teams different players come to mind:

    Boston: Bourque/Neely         Orr, Espo

    Montreal: Roy                      Jean Belliveau

    Quebec: Goulet/P. Stastny/Tugnutt (that one game, and the fact it's always on NESN)

    Hartford: Sylvain Turgeon/Brass Bonanza

    Detroit: Yzerman                Gordie Howe

    Toronto: Sundin/                 Army, Dave Keon, Punch Imlach

    Chicago: Belfour                  Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita

    Flames: Vernon                   Lanny

    Canucks: Bure                     Orland Kurtenbach(spelling?) Pat Quinn, burning cars

    Jets: Hawerchuk                 

    Sabres: Barrasso/Andreychuk, and I always think of Foligno jumping and for some reason the ice inside of the net being painted yellow.           Rene Robert, Gilles Perrault, Rick Martin

    Oilers: Gretzky

    Kings: Gretzky

    North Satrs: Modano             Gump Worsely

    Blues: Federko                      Glen Hall

    Penguins: Mario                    Daryl Edestrand        just kidding

    Devils: Brodeur

    Rangers: Richter        The Cat........The GAG line

     




    Yeah....the age thing does affect things doesn't it. 

     
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    Seggy Stardust.



    We are no longer friends.

     
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    It's true that there are a few answers depending on what you're considering.  In the sports media, I'd say it's Chara now, and it has been a mix of Chara and Thomas.  Both are easy stories to tell - Chara's a giant with a shoulder-mounted cannon, Thomas was the hard luck kid out of Hortio Alger stories.

    To Bruins fans, it's probably Bergeron as the longest tenured guy and the almost-impeachable represntation of the crest - a "lunch bucket" guy with considerable skill who's responsible and who can chuck if he has to.

    On billboards, it's probably Lucic because there's a cartoonish quality to him and to the way he represents what that traditional "Big Bad Bruin" identity.

    In other words, there isn't one because there isn't one guy who's the best fit for all the roles a "face of the franchise" has to play.  In 3 years, though, I imagine it will  be Seggy Stardust.

     



    BB - I'm just happy there are at least some Bruins in the running for face of the franchise.  Imagine asking the same of the Leafs right now? 

     
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    Great question, I think we'd all have different answers since most of us are different ages.

    When I see/hear of teams different players come to mind:

    Boston: Bourque/Neely         Orr, Espo

    Montreal: Roy                      Jean Belliveau

    Quebec: Goulet/P. Stastny/Tugnutt (that one game, and the fact it's always on NESN)

    Hartford: Sylvain Turgeon/Brass Bonanza

    Detroit: Yzerman                Gordie Howe

    Toronto: Sundin/                 Army, Dave Keon, Punch Imlach

    Chicago: Belfour                  Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita

    Flames: Vernon                   Lanny

    Canucks: Bure                     Orland Kurtenbach(spelling?) Pat Quinn, burning cars

    Jets: Hawerchuk                 

    Sabres: Barrasso/Andreychuk, and I always think of Foligno jumping and for some reason the ice inside of the net being painted yellow.           Rene Robert, Gilles Perrault, Rick Martin

    Oilers: Gretzky

    Kings: Gretzky

    North Satrs: Modano             Gump Worsely

    Blues: Federko                      Glen Hall

    Penguins: Mario                    Daryl Edestrand        just kidding

    Devils: Brodeur

    Rangers: Richter        The Cat........The GAG line

     

     




     

    Yeah....the age thing does affect things doesn't it. 

     



    It certainly impacts it, but not entirely. I'm younger than a lot of posters here and I'd still say Richard, Howe, and Schmidt (not Hull with the Hawks because I think of him as a Jet - curse of a Winnipegger) heck, Sittler, would be my Leaf (Belfour would be my Hawk, Richter or Leetch would be my Ranger)

     Allegiance also plays a role - My mom's an NYR fan - her favourite RANGER is Jean Ratelle.

     
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    I was at the pub tonight with 6 Canucks fans (watching the Wings game) and I asked them this question. Every person said Linden. I asked them how they thought non-Canucks fans would respond and four said Bure, one said Smyl, one said Naslund, and none said Linden - like I said, allegiance matters..


     

     
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    Re: The face(s) of the B's franchise ?

    Ipot, Chowdah asked the initital question.

     
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    For all history, it's Orr.  These days, you have to be a hardcore hockey fan to know who Milt Schmidt is.

    If it's Milt Schmidt all time, then it's Bergeron today.

     

     
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    Re: The face(s) of the B's franchise ?

    Buffalo - the french connection, present Miller

    Boston - no question Bobby Orr, present Bergeron

    NYR- Callahan the past Vic Hadfield

    Detroit- Stevie Y and can't forget Howe and Lindsay, present it will need to be Datsyuik ep spelling

    Toronto- Past Dave Keon and Punch Imlach, Sittler and " Killer" Gilmour, Today apparently it may be Lupul

    NYI- Bossy and Trottier, today it will need to be tavarez

    Edmonton - past Messier and Gretzky, today it will need to  be Hopkins and Hall

    to be continue ...

     

     

     
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    Re: The face(s) of the B's franchise ?

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    For all history, it's Orr.  These days, you have to be a hardcore hockey fan to know who Milt Schmidt is.

    If it's Milt Schmidt all time, then it's Bergeron today.

     




    Schmidt is out my age group but i do have some of hockey cards. But he did coach and did take a GM role, but will go down in bruins history as one the best and toughest players. Sinden will also need to take notice, he did coach the bruins for a stanley cup, and still holds the record for being part of a team that holds the record for most consectutive play off seasons, (something the canadiens never came close too). Sinden was a very dictator type GM but had many changes to build a stanley cup team, but came short.

     
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    Re: The face(s) of the B's franchise ?

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    For all history, it's Orr.  These days, you have to be a hardcore hockey fan to know who Milt Schmidt is.

    If it's Milt Schmidt all time, then it's Bergeron today.

     




    Agree 100% with you NAS.

     
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    Re: The face(s) of the B's franchise ?

    How about Cam Neely for the current face?  Blend past and present, prototypical Bruin turned exec.  I'd say him with Chara and Bergeron.  The future will be Segiun. Period.  Alone.

     
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