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Bruins Depend On Bergeron

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

“There’s a lot of stuff that goes on with a team that you don’t see,” GM Peter Chiarelli told ESPN.com.

A good team is like a family, and families have squabbles, Chiarelli said. And Bergeron is one of the guys who helps the Bruins sort through their trials and tribulations.

If a guy is getting picked on or is the butt of practical jokes, Bergeron is the one who steps in, Marchand said.

Julien said you can tell a lot about Bergeron from his decisions away from the ice. He’s not out partying. He lives in a modest place.

“Everything’s very well-thought out with Patrice. You’ll never see him going out, never,” Julien said. “He’s a simple guy. He’s not your typical 26-year-old.”

You often hear about a young player evolving as a leader. But what does that mean?

For Julien, it is in the moments that Bergeron chooses to speak. Like between the second and third periods of a recent game against New Jersey. The Bruins’ play had slipped a little and they trailed the Devils 1-0. Bergeron got up and told his teammates that there was more in the dressing room than the team had showed, that they were better than they were showing. In the third, the Bruins scored four times to come away with a 4-1 victory.

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