Bruins center PATRICE BERGERON (far right), hoisting the Stanley Cup as part of ceremonies before the season opener at TD Garden, Oct. 6, 2011 --
"Oh that's pretty cool. Obviously it's always a special moment to be able to hoist the Cup in front of our fans in Boston. It was a dream. My dream was always to win the Stanley Cup. I was thinking more about the memories of the experience of winning [than the three concussions]. All the grind, all the work it took as a team to get there. It's pretty special that it really happened. It's true, I couldn't see the crowd. It was so loud. The atmosphere was awesome. It was unbelievable. Very special."
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