Earlier this week we reported that goaltender Tuukka Rask had injured his groin while playing for HC Plzen of the Czech League. It was later stated yesterday that he had only tweaked the injury and would be perfectly fine. He is expected to play in Friday’s game. As fans around the nation breathed a sigh of relief as word spread of the goaltender, we awoke to this:
Forward Patrice Bergeron has suffered from an upper-body injury and is listed as day-to-day. However, NESN’s Naoko Funayama reported this morning that he did participate in today’s practice and is questionable for tomorrow’s game for HC Lugano.
In April the forward was burdened with an upper body injury that limited his capabilities and performance for the last two games of the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals. He also suffered from a broken nose from Alex Semin during Game 5 of the first round playoffs and begrudgingly admitted his injury limited him.
While this news may sting, a team source told Funayama that the injury sounded minor. The game in question Friday happens to be against HC Davos, which features NHL stars Rick Nash and Joe Thornton. Currently Bergeron has six goals and five assists in just five games and is +13. Not bad for the current Selke contender.
As I was sitting around here thinking to myself while listening to music, I couldn’t help but to think of a few of the Bruins when I heard certain songs. Coincidentally I came up with this great idea to write an article based on songs. Granted this is a similar type article to that of “The Pulse” Tune In Tuesdays, however, I am doing a theme song for each current member of the Bruins team. The first song and/or player that comes to my mind is:
Shirt off by Blank featuring Young Ivy
Hmm, lets see, who does this make you think of? Perhaps a twenty-five year old Brad Marchand and twenty year-old Tyler Seguin, celebrating the Stanley Cup win in 2011?
Next would have to be a song that makes me think of Joe Corvo. A song that is played generally when a team gets knocked out of the playoffs or loses, much like Joe Corvo is leaving Boston. It’s fitting.
…Or this is equally fitting for Joe Corvo:
And what would this playlist be without the song that reminds us of Tim Thomas, our vacation seeker who likes to complicate things:
This next one would be for our not-so-slick on skates, clumsy Adam McQuaid:
Well, going a little bit further down the roster, I can’t help but think of our key enforcer Shawn Thornton every time I hear this song. Why, well, think about it.
And what would an enforcer be without one of his key instigators? You guys can’t tell me you don’t think of Milan Lucic when you hear this song:
As for Big Z, well, what better song would fit him than “Move” by Thousad Foot Krutch.Every time I hear this song I picture a highlight reel of Zdeno Chara’s biggest hits.
As for Nathan Horton, well I consider him to be the most inspirational person on the team what with his efforts in Game 7 with the water bottle and his constant efforts to get back on the ice. This is what makes me think of him:
Then we have our lovely goaltender Tuukka Rask, generally I have to give him a traditional song the ever so glorious Pat Benatar hit:
For Dougie Hamilton who is making his way up in the system I have to go with the CLASSIC:
Oh Benny Pouliot, ever since Ariana and I were discussing the possibility of you being traded this song has forever made me think of you. (For the record, I sincerely hope you do NOT get traded and if you do I hope it isn’t to the Jets)
As for alternate Captain Chris Kelly, I have to go with this one based on the enormous and infamous ‘Chain’.
For those of you that didn’t see the chain:
Chris Kelly sports the new piece of jewelry in the B's locker room (Credit: twitter.com/NaokoFunayama)
Well, this one speaks for itself:
Based on this hit that Paille got served with:
I have to say that this makes me think of him:
What better song to make you think of our environmentalist Andrew Ference than a Michael Jackson piece:
For some odd reason when I hear this song, I can’t help but think of David Krejci’s struggle this season. Now granted this might be a little awkward, but still listen to the songs and try to put it into his perspective if you will:
What better song for Patrice Bergeron than “I Am Perfection”:
While this may not contain every player on the team, I think I have put you through enough crazy madness for one article. Stay tuned to see what we come up with next!
Patrice Bergeron, the Saint who saved the Bruins (Photo Credit: Steph Phillips)
Finally, after years of Boston fans saying this Patrice Bergeron is noticed for his talents being nominated for the Selke Award for the 2012 NHL Awards. The Selke award is given to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game(via Wikipedia)
This season Bergeron played in all but one game for the Bruins, sitting out against the Ottawa Senators in the last regular season match up to rest for the post-season. He managed to post 22 goals and 42 assists while being ranked first in the League with a +36 for the season.
Bergeron has been a strong asset for the Bruins since being drafted in 2003. His rookie season in Boston he posted 16 goals and 23 assists in seventy-one games played.
Since coming in the League he has been one of the top players and it is at long last that he gets the recognition he deserves. Congratulations Patrice, we’re all rooting for you!