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Bergeron Will Be Missed

from Tony Massarotti of the Boston Globe,

Especially in the playoffs, especially in hockey, there is no crying. You give what you give and you get what you get. And yet, as the Bruins celebrated a glorious, vengeful sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night at the TD Garden, many of us could not help but wonder.

Where is Patrice Bergeron?

These are the NHL playoffs we’re talking about. This is now all but officially the middle of May. There is simply no way around that. The Bruins are playing for the Eastern Conference championship for the first time since 1992, and here’s how the Bruins got there: with toughness and resiliency, with skill, with resolve and determination and even a little luck. The same is true of the Tampa Bay Lightning and of the Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators, Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks, all of whom have suffered from misfortune as surely as they have benefited by chance.

But Bergeron? Why couldn’t it have been anyone but Bergeron, who suffered what team officials have termed a mild concussion in the final period of Friday’s series-clinching win over the Flyers?


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Primis's avatar

Sounds like excuses are starting already before the TB-BOS series even starts.

Look.  DET is playing right now with Zetterberg, Datsyuk, and Franzen all hurt, and all have missed games.  PIT had to go without Malkin and Crosby.  It happens.

It’s the playoffs.  Deal with it.

Posted by Primis on 05/09/11 at 12:20 PM ET

Steve Strowbridge's avatar

It’s the playoffs.  Deal with it.

They are dealing with it.This article was not written by anyone associated with the team. He’s just expressing an opinion. You know, kind of like you just did.

Incidentally, when talking about the injuries of other teams, Massarotti cited how the Habs series would have been different if Pacioretty had played. He wasn’t even the best guy on the Canadiens who was hurt. If Gorges and Markov had been in, I think Boston probably would not have clawed out of the 0-2 hole.

Posted by Steve Strowbridge from St. John's, NL, CA on 05/09/11 at 01:21 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I still fail to see any point whatsoever in the article.

Posted by Primis on 05/09/11 at 01:40 PM ET

Steve Strowbridge's avatar

I can’t disagree. Maybe the author must have a quota of hockey related articles?

Posted by Steve Strowbridge from St. John's, NL, CA on 05/09/11 at 01:41 PM ET

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